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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Assertion \As*ser"tion\, noun [L. assertio, fr. asserere.]

1. The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.

There is a difference between assertion and demonstration. --Macaulay.

2. Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

assertion

noun

1: a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary) [syn: {assertion}, {averment}, {asseveration}]

2: the act of affirming or asserting or stating something [syn: {affirmation}, {assertion}, {statement}]


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