asseveration

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From Latin assevērātiō, from assevērō.

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /əˌsɛv.əˈɹeɪ.ʃən/, /æsˌɛv.əˈɹeɪ.ʃən/

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asseveration (plural asseverations)

  1. An earnest affirmation or declaration of support.
    • Daniel Defoe
      No man is believed a jot the more for all the asseverations, damnings, and swearings he makes.
    • 1865, Johann Peter Lange, The Gospel according to Matthew[1], page 117:
      The true oath consists in the simple asseveration, uttered in perfect consciousness on solemn occasions...

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