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asseveration

[uh-sev-uh-rey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act of asseverating.
  2. an emphatic assertion.

Origin of asseveration

First recorded in 1550–60, asseveration is from the Latin word assevērātiōn- (stem of assevērātiō). See asseverate, -ion
Related formsas·sev·er·a·tive [uh-sev-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] /əˈsɛv əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/, as·sev·er·a·to·ry [uh-sev-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈsɛv ər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveas·sev·er·a·tive·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for asseveration

Historical Examples

  • Francois I. used for asseveration, On the word of a gentleman.

    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama

    E. Cobham Brewer

  • It has not occurred to her that his words are a question rather than an asseveration.

    April's Lady

    Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

  • We cannot say if absolute faith is to be put in this asseveration; but it is possible.

    The Town

    Leigh Hunt

  • With all his asseveration he does nothing to convince us that he was ever at Windsor, or that, if so, he was glad to be there.

    Windsor Castle

    Edward Thomas

  • No better confirmation could be had of the fact, than the patient's own asseveration.


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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