aver /ə-'vər/ vt averred, aver·ring: to assert or declare positively esp. in a pleading: allege
not necessary to aver the capacity of a party to sueFederal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 9(a)
◇ Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(e)(1) requires that averments in a pleading be “simple, concise, and direct,” and states that “no technical forms of pleading or motions are required.”
aver·ment n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index adduce, affirm (claim), affirm (declare solemnly), allege, annunciate, assert, assure (insure), attest, avouch (avow), avow, bear (adduce), certify (attest), claim (maintain), contend (maintain), convey (communicate), corroborate, declare, depose (testify), enunciate, express, observe (remark), posit, profess (avow), promise (vow), propound, remark, speak, swear, testify, utter, vouch, vow

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To assert or state; to declare.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

v. To formally assert as a fact, such as in a pleading; to allege.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

To specifically allege certain facts or claims in a pleading.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To specifically allege certain facts or claims in a pleading.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.


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