(A*vouch"er) n. One who avouches.
(A*vouch"ment) n. The act of avouching; positive declaration. [Obs.] Milton.
(A*vou"trer) n. See Advoutrer. [Obs.]
(A*vou"trie) n. [OF.] Adultery. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(A*vow") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Avowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Avowing.] [F. avouver, fr. L. advocare
to call to (whence the meanings, to call upon as superior; recognize as lord, own, confess); ad + vocare
to call. See Advocate, Avouch.]
1. To declare openly, as something believed to be right; to own or acknowledge frankly; as, a man avows
his principles or his crimes.
Which I to be the of Israel's God
Avow, and challenge Dagon to the test.
2. (Law) To acknowledge and justify, as an act done. See Avowry. Blackstone.
Syn. To acknowledge; own; confess. See Confess.
(A*vow"), n. [Cf. F. aveu.] Avowal. [Obs.] Dryden.
(A*vow"), v. t. & i. [OF. avouer, fr. LL. votare to vow, fr. L. votun. See Vote, n.] To bind, or
to devote, by a vow. [Obs.] Wyclif.
(A*vow"), n. A vow or determination. [Archaic]
(A*vow"a*ble) a. Capable of being avowed, or openly acknowledged, with confidence. Donne.
(A*vow"al) n. An open declaration; frank acknowledgment; as, an avowal of such principles.
1. Act of avowing; avowal.
2. Upholding; defense; vindication. [Obs.]
Can my avowance of king-murdering be collected from anything here written by me?
(A*vow"ant) n. (Law) The defendant in replevin, who avows the distress of the goods, and
justifies the taking. Cowell.
(A*vowed") a. Openly acknowledged or declared; admitted. A*vow"ed*ly adv.
(A*vow`ee") n. [F. avoué. Cf. Advowee, Advocate, n.] The person who has a right to present
to a benefice; the patron; an advowee. See Advowson.
(A*vow"er) n. One who avows or asserts.
(A*vow"ry) n. [OE. avouerie protection, authority, OF. avouerie. See Avow to declare.]
1. An advocate; a patron; a patron saint. [Obs.]
Let God alone be our avowry.