Averment meaning

An averment that is stated in the negative, but is actually affirmative in substance. For example, the negative averment “he is not old enough to marry” really means that “he is too young to marry.” Although one who makes a simple denial in a pleading does not carry the burden of proof, the party who asserts negative averment has the burden to prove the averment’s affirmative substance.
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An averment that provides unnecessary information and detail.
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A positive affirmation, allegation, or declaration of facts, especially in a pleading, as opposed to an argumentative statement or a statement based on induction or inference; generally this term is used in civil proceedings, as opposed to allegation in criminal proceedings.
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The act of averring, or that which is averred; positive assertion.
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A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged.
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The act of averring.
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See also notice.
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Verification; establishment by evidence.
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Origin of averment

  • From Old French averrement, averement, from averer (Modern French avérer).

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