An example of aver is to firmly and assertively state that you are not guilty.
transitive verbaverred′, aver′ring
- to declare to be true; state positively; affirm
- Law to state or declare formally; assert; allege
Origin of averMiddle English averren from Old French averer, to confirm from Classical Latin ad-, to + verus, true: see very
transitive verba·verred, a·ver·ring, a·vers
- To affirm positively; declare: “Liberal politicians … found it necessary to aver that they were in favor of rigid economy in public spending too” ( John Kenneth Galbraith )
- Law To assert formally as a fact.
Origin of averMiddle English averren from Old French averer from Vulgar Latin advērāre Latin ad- ad- Latin vērus true ; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots.
From Old French aveir (French avoir), substantive use of the verb, from Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (“I have, hold, keep”).
(third-person singular simple present avers, present participle averring, simple past and past participle averred)
From French avérer, from Late Latin *advērāre, from ad + vērus (“true”).
Related to Late Latin averia (“cattle”).
aver - Legal Definition