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assertory

[ uh-sur-tuh-ree ]
/ əˈsɜr tə ri /
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adjective
stated positively; affirmative: an assertory proposition.
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Origin of assertory

First recorded in 1610–20; assert + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM assertory

as·ser·to·ri·ly, adverb
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How to use assertory in a sentence

  • An oath is either assertory or promissory: if it be an oath of the promissory kind, it is called a vow.

    Not Paul, But Jesus|Jeremy Bentham
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