[ uh-vur-muhnt ]
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  1. the act of averring.

  2. a positive statement.

Origin of averment

1400–50; late Middle English averrement<Middle French. See aver, -ment

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How to use averment in a sentence

  • And the oath prescribed for them on returning was explicitly an averment of truth.

  • Neither in itself nor in its preamble was there an averment, or even an assumption of its necessity, as a rule of guidance.

    The Felon's Track | Michael Doheny
  • The Ministerial averment answered no purpose, save to excite a general burst of disapprobation.

  • The resolutions in question were published in the city papers and can be referred to in substantiation of this averment.

    The Pullman Boycott | W. F. Burns
  • A man's asking a passport for Baden would be a tacit averment, 'I am going to gamble.'

    Arthur O'Leary | Charles James Lever