verb (used with object), a·verred, a·ver·ring.
to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
Law. to allege as a fact.
Origin of aver
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French averer < Medieval Latin advērāre, equivalent to ad- ad- + -vēr- (< Latin vērus true) + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix
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verb avers, averring or averred (tr)
to state positively; assert
law to allege as a fact or prove to be true
Word Origin for aver
C14: from Old French averer, from Medieval Latin advērāre, from Latin vērus true
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