Aver v. To formally assert as a fact, such as in a pleading; to allege.
Averment n. 1 The act of averring. 2 A positive affirmation, allegation, or declaration of facts, especially in a pleading, as opposed to an argumentative statement or a statement based on induction or inference; generally this term is used in civil proceedings, as opposed to allegation in criminal proceedings.
A vinculo matrimonii adv. Latin. From the bond of marriage.
Avoid v. Slang. To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract.
Avoidance n. The act of keeping away from, escaping, evading, or preventing.