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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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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?
The publication of the Strictures prompted one of Dr Johnson's most famous asseverations:
Canting asseverations of creedal dogma have no place in science, nor in commentaries that look to science for support.
His practice of removing most traces of Bersuire's personality and asseverations of direct experience may relate to this desire, coming partly from a belief in impersonality and anonymity as Christian and clerical virtues and partly from a desire to keep certain of Bersuire's wonders at the level of hearsay rather than objective truth and so to diminish their power.
From a vantage point informed by Politics of Logic such asseverations stand testament to Hintikka's criteriological orientation.
All these asseverations contrast with the few comments by Furst (1974), Schultes and Hofmann (1979), Donitz et al.
And yet he is uncertain that greater exposure would have a "disciplining effect," rather than simply resulting in more vigorous asseverations (Kaye, p.
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.
These clipped asseverations are supposed to convince us that every schoolgirl in France lives under a reign of Islamist terror that precludes voluntary choice.
For all the Bolshevik asseverations (dating back to Lenin himself) of radio's importance, its cultural impact in the prewar era was limited by the poverty and underdevelopment of the USSR.
Pushed still further to stand by some overarching belief, she comes up with the memorable frogs of the Dulgannon River, a river that cannot be found on any map since it doesn't exist, despite the author-character's asseverations to the contrary.