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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aver  \A"ver\  ([=a]"v[~e]r),  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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aver  \A*ver"\  ([.a]*v[~e]r"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Averred} 
  ([.a]*v[~e]rd");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Averring}.]  [F.  av['e]rer, 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aver 
  v  1:  report  or  maintain;  "He  alleged  that  he  was  the  victim  of  a 
  crime";  "He  said  it  was  too  late  to  intervene  in  the 
  war";  "The  registrar  says  that  I  owe  the  school  money" 
  [syn:  {allege},  {say}] 
  2:  to  declare  or  affirm  as  true:  "Before  God  I  swear  I  am 
  innocent."  [syn:  {affirm},  {assert},  {avow},  {swan},  {swear}] 




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