avowal
I noun acknowledgment, adjurement, affirmance, affirmation, assertion, asseveration, attestation, authentication, averment, aveu, avouchment, avowance, confessio, confession, confirmation, contention, corroboration, declaration, endorsement, legal pledge, open declaration, positive statement, profession, pronouncement, protestation, statement, statement on oath, testimony, validation, verification II index adjuration, admission (disclosure), affidavit, affirmance (legal affirmation), affirmation, assertion, asseveration, assurance, attestation, averment, avouchment, claim (assertion), contract, conviction (persuasion), covenant, disclosure (something disclosed), jurat, oath, pledge (binding promise), profession (declaration), promise, recognition, recognizance, reference (recommendation), statement, surety (certainty), testimony, undertaking (pledge)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


avowal
A direct statement or declaration. Often refers to a sworn statement a witness makes after the judge rules that his or her testimony will not be admitted at trial. The avowal creates a record of what the witness would have said, which may be considered by a higher court if a party appeals the judge's refusal to allow the testimony.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


avowal
An open declaration by an attorney representing a party in a lawsuit, made after the jury has been removed from the courtroom, that requests the admission of particular testimony from a witness that would otherwise be inadmissible because it has been successfully objected to during the trial.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


avowal
An open declaration by an attorney representing a party in a lawsuit, made after the jury has been removed from the courtroom, that requests the admission of particular testimony from a witness that would otherwise be inadmissible because it has been successfully objected to during the trial.

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  • 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 — 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

  • avowal — noun An open declaration of affirmation or admission of knowledge. Syn: averral, acknowledgement, testimony See Also: avow, avowed …   Wiktionary

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