Averment



the act of averring.
a positive statement.
Historical Examples

It is an averment of a conclusion of law which is permitted to abridge the facts (positive and negative) on which it is founded.
The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The latter case shows the averment of negligence to have been mere form.
The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A new objection is raised against the averment that the gods, &c. also are entitled to the knowledge of Brahman.
The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya Translator: George Thibaut

And the oath prescribed for them on returning was explicitly an averment of truth.
The Ordinance of Covenanting John Cunningham

The Limitationist, more modest in averment, not having sufficient information to be positive, simply says he does not know.
Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 2 (of 2) George Jacob Holyoake

There is no averment in this plea which shows or conduces to show an inability in the plaintiff to sue in the Circuit Court.
Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford Benjamin C. Howard

I must take exception, for instance, to his averment “that what we respect and admire,” viz.
Tradition John Francis Arundell

Neither in itself nor in its preamble was there an averment, or even an assumption of its necessity, as a rule of guidance.
The Felon’s Track Michael Doheny

To aver that his ancestors were sold as slaves, is not equivalent, in point of law, to an averment that he was a slave.
Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford Benjamin C. Howard

No sooner had Mrs. Falconer cast her eyes upon him than she could not but be convinced of the truth of Robert’s averment.
Robert Falconer George MacDonald

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