asseveration

[uh-sev-uh-rey-shuh n]

noun

the act of asseverating.
an emphatic assertion.

Nearby words

  1. asset value,
  2. asset-backed fund,
  3. asset-stripping,
  4. assets,
  5. asseverate,
  6. assez,
  7. asshole,
  8. asshur,
  9. assibilate,
  10. assidean

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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Word Origin and History for asseveration

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