verb (avers, averring, averred)[reporting verb] formal
1State or assert to be the case: [with clause]: he averred that he was innocent of the allegations [with direct speech]: ‘I don’t have to do anything—it’s his problem,’ Rory averred
More example sentences
- ‘I guess these sorts of things happen in every field but since this is a glamour field, they are highlighted more,’ she avers.
- In his prologue he avers that the international community faces a period that is ‘uncertain and politically unstable’.
- ‘When I went to the US and the UK for training, I visited hospitals, schools, police stations and other organisations to study their management methods,’ he avers.
1.1 [with object] Law Allege as a fact in support of a plea: the defendant does not aver any performance by himself
More example sentences
- You may well have to aver that fact in your information.
- It is averred that the First Plaintiff voluntarily offered to provide the measurements in the knowledge that the banner was for use at a charity event.
- The defendant will aver that there is no partnership agreement between the claimant and the defendant made either orally or in writing.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'declare or confirm to be true'): from Old French averer, based on Latin ad 'to' (implying 'cause to be') + verus 'true'.
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