A*ver"ment (?), n. [Cf. OF. averement, LL. averamentum. See Aver, v. t.]


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.


Verification; establishment by evidence.


3. Law

A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged.

⇒ 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.



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