The act of admitting to something
In 1672 he made a public avowal of his conversion to Roman Catholicism.
Agrippa, the grandson of Herod the Great, was an avowed partisan of the new emperor and had paid penalty for a premature avowal of his preference.
But yet there was evidence of innocence in his open avowal of admiration.
avowal of innocence.
Notes: The letter was written in response to Scott's public avowal of his authorship of the Waverley novels.