- The definition of aver is to declare or affirm something to be true with a strong sense of confidence.
An example of aver is to firmly and assertively state that you are not guilty.
transitive verba·verred, a·ver·ring, a·vers
- To affirm positively; declare: “Liberal politicians &ellipsis; 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 wēr&schwa;-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