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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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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.
The poetic voice constantly qualifies and undercuts the veracity of her asseverations.
He probably recalled Dogberry's reiterated asseverations, "I am an ass, I am an ass," ringing in his ears as he wrote.
brought to me a greater conviction of the truth of his narrative than his asseverations, however earnest and connected (146).
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.