[ uh-vou-uhl ]
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  1. an open statement of affirmation; frank acknowledgment or admission.

Origin of avowal

First recorded in 1720–30; avow + -al2

Other words from avowal

  • pre·a·vow·al, noun
  • re·a·vow·al, noun

Words Nearby avowal

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How to use avowal in a sentence

  • Somewhat confused by this humiliating avowal, Madame Bodard returned to her place at a faro-table.

    Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac