Avouching
Avouch A*vouch", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Avouched} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Avouching}.] [OF. avochier, LL. advocare to recognize the existence of a thing, to advocate, fr. L. advocare to call to; ad + vocare to call. Cf. {Avow} to declare, {Advocate}, and see {Vouch}, v. t.] 1. To appeal to; to cite or claim as authority. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

They avouch many successions of authorities. --Coke. [1913 Webster]

2. To maintain a just or true; to vouch for. [1913 Webster]

We might be disposed to question its authenticity, it if were not avouched by the full evidence. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

3. To declare or assert positively and as matter of fact; to affirm openly. [1913 Webster]

If this which he avouches does appear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Such antiquities could have been avouched for the Irish. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To acknowledge deliberately; to admit; to confess; to sanction. [1913 Webster]

Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God. --Deut. xxvi. 17. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • avouching — v. guarantee; declare to be true …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Avouch — A*vouch , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Avouched} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Avouching}.] [OF. avochier, LL. advocare to recognize the existence of a thing, to advocate, fr. L. advocare to call to; ad + vocare to call. Cf. {Avow} to declare, {Advocate}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avouched — Avouch A*vouch , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Avouched} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Avouching}.] [OF. avochier, LL. advocare to recognize the existence of a thing, to advocate, fr. L. advocare to call to; ad + vocare to call. Cf. {Avow} to declare, {Advocate} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avouchment — A*vouch ment, n. The act of avouching; positive declaration. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avouchment — noun Date: 1574 an act of avouching ; avowal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • avouchment — noun a) The act of avouching. b) A positive declaration …   Wiktionary

  • saying — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. saw, maxim, proverb, adage, epigram, dictum, ipse dixit. See affirmation. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. mentioning, making clear, revealing, pointing out, giving out, remarking, noting, announcing,… …   English dictionary for students

  • avouch — (v.) late 15c., from M.Fr. avochier call upon as authority, in Old French call (to court), advocate, plead (a case), from L. advocare call to as a witness (see ADVOCATE (Cf. advocate)). Avouch, which is no longer in common use, means guarantee,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • avouchment — n. avowal; statement that asserts the truth of something; an act of avouching …   English contemporary dictionary

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