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affirmation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affirmation  \Af`fir*ma"tion\,  n.  [L.  affirmatio:  cf  F. 
  affirmation.] 
  1.  Confirmation  of  anything  established;  ratification;  as 
  the  affirmation  of  a  law.  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  affirming  or  asserting  as  true;  assertion;  -- 
  opposed  to  {negation}  or  {denial}. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  asserted;  an  assertion;  a  positive 
  statement;  an  averment;  as  an  affirmation,  by  the  vender, 
  of  title  to  property  sold,  or  of  its  quality. 
 
  4.  (Law)  A  solemn  declaration  made  under  the  penalties  of 
  perjury,  by  persons  who  conscientiously  decline  taking  an 
  oath,  which  declaration  is  in  law  equivalent  to  an  oath. 
  --Bouvier. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affirmation 
  n  1:  a  statement  asserting  the  existence  or  the  truth  of 
  something  [syn:  {avowal}] 
  2:  the  act  of  affirming  or  asserting  or  stating  something  [syn: 
  {assertion},  {statement}] 
  3:  a  solemn  declaration  that  serves  the  same  purpose  as  an  oath 
  (if  an  oath  is  objectionable  to  the  person  on  religious  or 
  ethical  grounds) 
  4:  a  judgment  by  a  higher  court  that  the  judgment  of  a  lower 
  court  was  correct  and  should  stand  [ant:  {reversal}] 




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