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aver

[uh-vur] /əˈvɜr/
verb (used with object), averred, averring.
1.
to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
2.
Law. to allege as a fact.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French averer < Medieval Latin advērāre, equivalent to ad- ad- + -vēr- (< Latin vērus true) + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix
Related forms
misaver, verb (used with object), misaverred, misaverring.
preaver, verb (used with object), preaverred, preaverring.
unaverred, adjective
Synonyms
See maintain.
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  • The past means nothing, he averred, if severed from present and future.
  • He further averred that the magistrate told him that he had a basis for his claim and that he would likely be awarded damages.
  • He averred that he had not known of the real purpose for the trip until after the drug transaction had occurred.
  • On the facts as averred, plaintiff would likely prevail on a claim for conversion or fraud.
  • The question presented by a demurrer is whether, on the facts averred, the law says with certainty that no recovery is possible.
  • The question presented by the demurrer is whether, on the facts averred, the law says with certainty that no recovery is possible.
British Dictionary definitions for averred

aver

/əˈvɜː/
verb (transitive) avers, averring, averred
1.
to state positively; assert
2.
(law) to allege as a fact or prove to be true
Derived Forms
averment, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French averer, from Medieval Latin advērāre, from Latin vērus true
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Word Origin and History for averred

aver

v.

late 14c., from Old French averer "verify," from Vulgar Latin *adverare "make true, prove to be true," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + verus "true" (see very). Related: Averred; averring.

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