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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 aver·ment /əˈvɝmənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·ver·ment n.
 1. The act of averring, or that which is averred; affirmation; positive assertion.
    Signally has this averment received illustration in the course of recent events.   --I. Taylor.
 2. Verification; establishment by evidence.
 3. Law A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged.
 Note:In any stage of pleadings, when either party advances new matter, he avers it to be true, by using this form of words: “and this he is ready to verify.” This was formerly called an averment. It modern pleading, it is termed a verification.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting
          evidence were necessary) [syn: assertion, asseveration]