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Definition of Assertion

Assertion

  1. The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
  2. Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives.

Assertion Quotations

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The assertion that 'all men are created equal' was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
Abraham Lincoln

Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves.
Nicolaus Copernicus

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Foreign policy is effectively the assertion of many individual countries intersecting on the global marketplace. And you have to figure out how to get your interest served in a way that meets the interests and needs of these other folks.
John F. Kerry
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Assertion Translations

assertion in French is affirmation
assertion in Italian is affermazione, spiegazione