Origin of assertion
Examples from the Web for assertion
She then concluded with the assertion that, “The story and the characters of Girl Online are mine.”Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That assertion, given by Shore in a pre-trial deposition, would have been too prejudicial to present to the jury, the court ruled.Money, Murder, and Adoption: The Wild Trial of the Polo King|Jacqui Goddard|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Using both my real name and a Wikipedia handle, I deleted the assertion from the article, only to watch it reappear.
Initially, some media outlets reported the police's assertion that the bombs were simply smoke grenades.Street Battle Against Cops Again in Ferguson Despite Midnight Curfew|Justin Glawe|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then there's the assertion that you should count stock and pension benefits.The Hypocrisy Behind The New York Times’s Abrupt Decapitation of Jill Abramson|Robert Shrum|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The assertion in the interests of hunting might have been true.Marion Fay|Anthony Trollope
It is presumed that no instructor, who once gives this system a fair trial, will doubt the truth of this assertion.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures|Samuel Kirkham
Which assertion, if you lay aside the unnecessary expletive, was true to the letter.The Duke's Children|Anthony Trollope
The experience of the last four years alone will fully sustain the truth of this assertion.History of Cuba; or, Notes of a Traveller in the Tropics|Maturin M. Ballou
The solemnity of her husband's assertion made Clarissa grave.The Voyage Out|Virginia Woolf
British Dictionary definitions for assertion
Word Origin and History for 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.