aver

[uh-vur]
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; Middle English < Middle French averer < Medieval Latin advērāre, equivalent to ad- ad- + -vēr- (< Latin vērus true) + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix

misaver, verb (used with object), misaverred, misaverring.
preaver, verb (used with object), preaverred, preaverring.
unaverred, adjective


See maintain.
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aver (əˈvɜː)
 
vb , avers, averring, averred
1.  to state positively; assert
2.  law to allege as a fact or prove to be true
 
[C14: from Old French averer, from Medieval Latin advērāre, from Latin vērus true]
 
a'verment
 
n

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aver
late 14c., from O.Fr. averer "verify," from V.L. *adverare "make true, prove to be true," from L. ad- "to" + verus "true" (see very).
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Example sentences
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.
The question presented by a demurrer is whether, on the facts averred, the law
  says with certainty that no recovery is possible.
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