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asseveration

[uh-sev-uh-rey-shuh n] /əˌsɛv əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of asseverating.
2.
an emphatic assertion.
Origin of asseveration
1550-1560
First recorded in 1550-60, asseveration is from the Latin word assevērātiōn- (stem of assevērātiō). See asseverate, -ion
Related forms
asseverative
[uh-sev-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] /əˈsɛv əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
asseveratory
[uh-sev-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈsɛv ər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
asseveratively, adverb
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Examples from the Web for asseveration
Historical Examples
  • Francois I. used for asseveration, On the word of a gentleman.

  • 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.

  • The other man kept up the argument by spitting and by asseveration.

    Letters from America Rupert Brooke
  • She then repeated her asseveration that she would now do it effectually if he disappointed her.

    Amelia Henry Fielding
  • I venture to add, with all possible energy of asseveration, that I did that thing, Nim.

    Quodlibet John P. Kennedy
  • If Hubert was stung by this asseveration, he did not show it.

    A Life Sentence Adeline Sergeant
  • It was impossible to persuade him that such an asseveration could be false.

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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