Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To declare openly, as something believed to be right; to own or acknowledge frankly;
as, a man.
avowshis principles or his crimes
Which I to be the of Israel’s God
Avow, and challenge Dagon to the test.
avouer, fr. LL.
votareto vow, fr. L.
To bind, or to devote, by a vow.
A vow or determination.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To declare openly, with a view to justify, maintain or defend; or simply to own, acknowledge or confess frankly; as, a man avows his principles or his crimes.
2.In law, to acknowledge and justify; as when the distrainer of goods defends in an action of replevin, and avows the taking, but insists that such taking was legal.