19/3/18 Aver and Allege


  • Aver

To positively declare or assert something, especially in a legal pleading; to allege. For example, “the witness avers that the defendant ran the red light.”

  • Allege

To claim a fact is true. A complaint, which plaintiffs file to commence a lawsuit, will allege certain facts. Civil defendants may allege their own facts in their answers.