What is an averment?
An assertion of fact in a legal document e.g. as in a complaint for divorce
(from Law.Dictionary.com) :
“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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