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