- a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason: a mere assertion; an unwarranted assertion.
- an act of asserting.
Origin of assertion
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Examples from the Web for non-assertion
And is not this principle of non-assertion, this aspect of self-denial, a far-reaching one?A Ribband of Blue
J. Hudson Taylor
- a positive statement, usually made without an attempt at furnishing evidence
- the act of asserting
Word Origin and History for non-assertion
early 15c., assercioun, from Middle French assertion (14c.) or directly from Late Latin assertionem (nominative assertio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin asserere "claim rights over something, state, maintain, affirm," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + serere "join" (see series). By "joining oneself" to a particular view, one "claimed" or "maintained" it.