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  • avowal — I noun acknowledgment, adjurement, affirmance, affirmation, assertion, asseveration, attestation, authentication, averment, aveu, avouchment, avowance, confessio, confession, confirmation, contention, corroboration, declaration, endorsement,… …   Law dictionary

  • Avowal — A*vow al, n. An open declaration; frank acknowledgment; as, an avowal of such principles. Hume. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avowal — (n.) 1727, from AVOW (Cf. avow) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • avowal — [n] acknowledgment admission, affirmation, announcement, assertion, confession, declaration, oath, proclamation, testimony; concepts 8,50,88 …   New thesaurus

  • avowal — [ə vou′əl] n. open acknowledgment or declaration …   English World dictionary

  • avowal — n. 1) to make an avowal 2) an avowal that + clause (she made a solemn avowal that she would never reveal the secret) * * * [ə vaʊəl] to make an avowal an avowal that + clause (she made a solemn avowal that she would never reveal the secret) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • avowal — UK [əˈvaʊəl] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms avowal : singular avowal plural avowals formal a public statement that you intend to do something or that something is true …   English dictionary

  • avowal — avow ► VERB ▪ assert or confess openly. DERIVATIVES avowal noun avowed adjective. ORIGIN Old French avouer acknowledge , from Latin advocare summon in defence …   English terms dictionary

  • avowal of guilt — index confession Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • avowal — noun Date: circa 1686 an open declaration or acknowledgment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • avowal — /euh vow euhl/, n. an open statement of affirmation; frank acknowledgment or admission. [1720 30; AVOW + AL2] * * * …   Universalium

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