Definition of averment:
As stated, the principal averment against the President, was his alleged violation of the Tenure- of- Office Act in the removal of Mr. Stanton from the office of Secretary of War, presented in various phases throughout the Articles of Impeachment.- "History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868", Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson).
Thus he very carefully dissembles his real thoughts, till just when the descent was to be made, and then he, all of a sudden, refuses joining it, and defers it till next spring, with this averment, that he will then be as good as his word.- "Secret Diplomatic History of The Eighteenth Century", Karl Marx.
- "The Lights and Shadows of Real Life", T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English.