An example of aver is to firmly and assertively state that you are not guilty.
Origin of aver
- Middle English averren from Old French averer from Vulgar Latin advērāre Latin ad- ad- Latin vērus true wērə-o- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French aveir (French avoir), substantive use of the verb, from Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (“I have, hold, keep”).
- From French avérer, from Late Latin *advērāre, from ad + vērus (“true”).
- Related to Late Latin averia (“cattle”).