A"ver (?), n. [OF. aver domestic animal, whence LL. averia, pl. cattle. See Habit, and cf. Average.]

A work horse, or working ox.

[Obs. or Dial. Eng.]

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A*ver" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Averred (); p. pr. & vb. n. Averring.] [F. av'erer, LL. adverare, averare; L. ad + versus true. See Verity.]

1.

To assert, or prove, the truth of.

[Obs.]

2. Law

To avouch or verify; to offer to verify; to prove or justify. See Averment.

3.

To affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner, as in confidence of asserting the truth.

It is sufficient that the very fact hath its foundation in truth, as I do seriously aver is the case. Fielding.

Then all averred I had killed the bird. Coleridge.

Syn. -- To assert; affirm; asseverate. See Affirm.

 

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