avowal

[ uh-vou-uh l ]
/ əˈvaʊ əl /

noun

an open statement of affirmation; frank acknowledgment or admission.

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Origin of avowal

First recorded in 1720–30; avow + -al2

OTHER WORDS FROM avowal

pre·a·vow·al, nounre·a·vow·al, noun
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