Meaning of ASSERTION in English


əˈsərshən, -ə̄sh-, -əish- also aˈ- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English assercioun, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French assertion, from Late Latin assertion-, assertio, from Latin, formal declaration of free or servile status, from assertus + -ion-, -io -ion

: the act of asserting or something that is asserted: as

a. archaic : a defense from attack

the assertion of a friend's character

b. : insistent and positive affirming, maintaining, or defending (as of a right or attribute)

an assertion of ownership

c. : a declaration that something is the case (as that a proposition is true or that a formula is a theorem in an axiomatized system)

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