avowedly

avowed

[uh-voud]
adjective
acknowledged; declared: an avowed enemy.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see avow, -ed2

avowedly [uh-vou-id-lee] , adverb
avowedness, noun
self-avowed, adjective
unavowed, adjective
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avow (əˈvaʊ)
 
vb
1.  to state or affirm
2.  to admit openly
3.  rare law to justify or maintain (some action taken)
 
[C13: from Old French avouer to confess, from Latin advocāre to appeal to, call upon; see avouch, advocate]
 
a'vowable
 
adj
 
a'vowal
 
n
 
avowed
 
adj
 
avowedly
 
adv
 
a'vower
 
n

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avow
early 13c., from O.Fr. avoer "acknowledge, accept, recognize," especially as a protector, from L. advocare (see advocate). A synonym of avouch (q.v.), which tends to contain the more technical, legal aspect of the word. Related: Avowal.
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