- a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason: a mere assertion; an unwarranted assertion.
- an act of asserting.
Origin of assertion
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Examples from the Web for reassertion
But nor are they comfortable with the reassertion of western leadership in international affairs.The West Can Ally Against Russia But It Needs Global Cooperation
March 26, 2014
This was tantamount to a reassertion of the Monroe Doctrine.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
That is the scientific account of the matter,—only a reassertion of the fact.Excursions and Poems
Henry David Thoreau
Soon a change began to work within her—the reassertion of her love.The Walking Delegate
Just as abject as was his sudden fear, so triumphant was his reassertion of himself.Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete
It was the reassertion of primitive man, the demands of the first element.The Right of Way, Complete
- a positive statement, usually made without an attempt at furnishing evidence
- the act of asserting
Word Origin and History for reassertion
early 15c., assercioun, from Middle French assertion (14c.) or directly from Late Latin assertionem (nominative assertio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin asserere "claim rights over something, state, maintain, affirm," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + serere "join" (see series). By "joining oneself" to a particular view, one "claimed" or "maintained" it.