Avowance A*vow"ance, n. 1. Act of avowing; avowal. [1913 Webster]

2. Upholding; defense; vindication. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Can my avowance of king-murdering be collected from anything here written by me? --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

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