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avowal

[uh-vou-uh l] /əˈvaʊ əl/
noun
1.
an open statement of affirmation; frank acknowledgment or admission.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; avow + -al2
Related forms
preavowal, noun
reavowal, noun
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  • Appellant's avowal testimony, taken without an oath in the presence of a judge, was not uncontradicted evidence of perjury.
  • Distrust-a dubiety of commitment and avowal-is his ground note.
  • After a long struggle the avowal is made, but not in words.
Word Origin and History for avowal
n.

1727, from avow + -al (2).

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