affirmation definition

  • noun:
    • The act of affirming and/or state to be affirmed; assertion.
    • Something declared to be true; a confident declaration or view.
    • Law A solemn statement provided instead of a sworn statement by a person who conscientiously objects to taking an oath.
    • A declaration that something is true; an oath.
    • a kind of self-forced meditation or repetition; autosuggestion.
    • Confirmation of anything set up; ratification.
    • The act of affirming or asserting as true; assertion; -- opposed to negation or denial.
    • whatever is asserted; an assertion; a positive statement; an averment.
    • A solemn declaration made in penalties of perjury, by persons which conscientiously decline using an oath, which statement is in law equivalent to an oath.
    • The assertion that some thing is, or perhaps is true; the project of a particular character to an object: against denial or negation.
    • what is affirmed; a proposition that is announced to be real; averment; assertion.
    • Confirmation; ratification; establishment of something of prior source.
    • in-law, the solemn declaration made by Quakers, Moravians, or others conscientiously against taking oaths, where an oath is typically needed.
    • (religion) a solemn declaration that acts exactly the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the individual on religious or moral grounds)
    • the work of affirming or asserting or saying one thing
    • a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
    • a judgment by a higher court your view of a reduced court was correct and should remain

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