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avowed


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avowed  \A*vowed"\,  a. 
  Openly  acknowledged  or  declared;  admitted.  --  {A*vow"ed*ly}, 
  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avow  \A*vow"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Avowed}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Avowing}.]  [F.  avouver  fr  L.  advocare  to  call  to  (whence 
  the  meanings,  to  call  upon  as  superior;  recognize  as  lord, 
  own  confess);  ad  +  vocare  to  call  See  {Advocate}, 
  {Avouch}.] 
  1.  To  declare  openly,  as  something  believed  to  be  right  to 
  own  or  acknowledge  frankly;  as  a  man  avows  his  principles 
  or  his  crimes. 
 
  Which  I  to  be  the  of  Israel's  God  Avow,  and 
  challenge  Dagon  to  the  test.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Law)  To  acknowledge  and  justify,  as  an  act  done  See 
  {Avowry}.  --Blackstone. 
 
  Syn:  To  acknowledge;  own  confess.  See  {Confess}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avowed 
  adj  1:  openly  declared  as  such  "an  avowed  enemy";  "her  professed 
  love  of  everything  about  that  country";  "McKinley  was 
  assassinated  by  a  professed  anarchist"  [syn:  {avowed(a)}, 
  {professed(a)}] 
  2:  asserted  as  true  under  oath;  "a  statement  attested  by 
  witnesses"  [syn:  {attested}] 
  3:  openly  affirmed;  "an  avowed  Jeffersonian"  [syn:  {avowed(a)}] 




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