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asseveration

[uh-sev-uh-rey-shuh n] /əˌsɛv əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of asseverating.
2.
an emphatic assertion.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < Latin assevērātiōn- (stem of assevērātiō). See asseverate, -ion
Related forms
asseverative
[uh-sev-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] /əˈsɛv əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
asseveratory
[uh-sev-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈsɛv ər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
asseveratively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for asseveration
n.

1550s, from Latin asseverationem (nominative asseveratio) "vehement assertion, protestation," noun of action from past participle stem of asseverare (see asseverate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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