[ uh-sur-shuhn ]
/ əˈsɜr ʃən /


a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason: a mere assertion; an unwarranted assertion.
an act of asserting.


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Origin of assertion

1375–1425; late Middle English assercion < Latin assertiōn- (stem of assertiō). See assert, -ion

SYNONYMS FOR assertion

OTHER WORDS FROM assertion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for non-assertion

  • And is not this principle of non-assertion, this aspect of self-denial, a far-reaching one?

    A Ribband of Blue|J. Hudson Taylor

British Dictionary definitions for non-assertion

/ (əˈsɜːʃən) /


a positive statement, usually made without an attempt at furnishing evidence
the act of asserting
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