asseveration

asseveration

[uh-sev-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of asseverating.
2.
an emphatic assertion.

Origin:
1550–60; < Latin assevērātiōn- (stem of assevērātiō). See asseverate, -ion

asseverative [uh-sev-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] , asseveratory [uh-sev-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
asseveratively, adverb
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asseverate (əˈsɛvəˌreɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to assert or declare emphatically or solemnly
 
[C18: from Latin assevērāre to do (something) earnestly, from sevērussevere]
 
assever'ation
 
n

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asseveration
1550s, from L. asseverationem (nom. asseveratio) "vehement assertion," from asseveratus, pp. of asseverare "to swear solemnly, act with earnestness, assert strongly," from ad- "to" + severus "strict, severe" (see severe).
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