I noun adjuration, adjurement, affirmance, affirmation, announcement, assertion, assertment, assertory oath, asseveration, attest, attestation, avouchment, avowal, confirmation, declaration, formulation, instrument in proof, positive declaration, positive statement, profession, pronouncement, solemn affirmation, statement of facts, statement on oath, swearing, testification, vouching, written statement associated concepts: averment of facts, descriptive averment, general averment, material averment, negative averment, particular averments, pleading, unnecessary averments II index adjuration, affidavit, affirmance (legal affirmation), affirmation, allegation, assertion, asseveration, assurance, attestation, avouchment, avowal, claim (assertion), comment, confirmation, corroboration, count, disclosure (something disclosed), profession (declaration), pronouncement, proof, reference (recommendation), remark, statement, surety (certainty), testimony

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

In a pleading, a positive assertion of fact.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

an allegation in pleadings, used frequently in Scottish pleadings.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

1 The act of averring.
2 A positive affirmation, allegation, or declaration of facts, especially in a pleading, as opposed to an argumentative statement or a statement based on induction or inference; generally this term is used in civil proceedings, as opposed to allegation in criminal proceedings.
@ averment of notice
See also notice.
=>> averment.
@ immaterial averment
An averment that provides unnecessary information and detail.
=>> averment.
@ negative averment
An averment that is stated in the negative, but is actually affirmative in substance. For example, the negative averment "he is not old enough to marry" really means that "he is too young to marry." Although one who makes a simple denial in a pleading does not carry the burden of proof, the party who asserts negative averment has the burden to prove the averment's affirmative substance.
=>> averment.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

The allegation of facts or claims in a pleading.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

The allegation of facts or claims in a pleading.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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