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asseveration

noun acknowledgment, adjuration, affirmance, affirmation, assertion, attestation, averment, avouchment, avowal, certification, confirmation, emphatic assertion, legal pledge, oath, positive declaaation, positive statement, profession, pronouncement, solemn averment, solemn avowal, solemn declaration, sworn statement, vow
See also: acknowledgment, affirmance, affirmation, assertion, attestation, averment, avouchment, avowal, certainty, claim, comment, expression, jurat, oath, promise, pronouncement, representation, statement, surety, testimony, vow

ASSEVERATION. The proof which a man gives of the truth of what be says, by appealing to his conscience as a witness. It differs from an oath in this, that by the latter he appeals to God as a witness of the truth of what he says, and invokes him as the avenger of falsehood and perfidy, to punish him if he speak not the truth. Vide Affirmation; Oath; and Merl. Quest. de Droit, mot Serment.

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Thus Cardinal Bertone's common-sensical asseverations that psychiatry has long recognized the link between child abuse and homosexuality, and that, in any case, the crisis is not one of pedophilia but of homosexuality, have elicited a predictable tsunami of indignation.
Is Prynne parodying academic asseverations or is he darkly spoofing?
Soon Dorabella is being seduced by a rich gift, and even Fiordiligi is won over, even while despising herself, by the passionate asseverations of Ferrando.
These clipped asseverations are supposed to convince us that every schoolgirl in France lives under a reign of Islamist terror that precludes voluntary choice.
He probably recalled Dogberry's reiterated asseverations, "I am an ass, I am an ass," ringing in his ears as he wrote.
While such asseverations were doubtless untrue even decades ago, at least the official sunlight policy was to deny that they took place and that America's values precluded such policies.
The asseverations of these studies raise a question: can monetary savings alone completely explain the consumer response behaviour to the SPs?
Thucydides and Herodotus, 2012, 154-84, examines sanctioned asseverations.
This article will show why political asseverations did not materialize into hard financial market policies and why this fact should not be traced back to the simple shift of actors' opinion.