Definition of Affirmation

1. Noun. A statement asserting the existence or the truth of something.

Exact synonyms: Avouchment, Avowal
Generic synonyms: Assertion, Asseveration, Averment
Specialized synonyms: Reaffirmation, Reassertion, Professing, Profession, Affirmative
Derivative terms: Affirm, Avow

2. Noun. The act of affirming or asserting or stating something.
Exact synonyms: Assertion, Statement
Generic synonyms: Speech Act
Specialized synonyms: Say-so
Derivative terms: Affirm, Affirm, Assert, Assert, State, State

3. Noun. (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds).
Category relationships: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Generic synonyms: Commitment, Dedication
Specialized synonyms: Profession

4. Noun. A judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand.
Generic synonyms: Judgement, Judgment, Judicial Decision
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Affirm
Antonyms: Reversal

Definition of Affirmation

1. n. Confirmation of anything established; ratification; as, the affirmation of a law.

Definition of Affirmation

1. Noun. A declaration that something is true; an oath. ¹

2. Noun. A form of self-forced meditation or repetition; autosuggestion. ¹

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Definition of Affirmation

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Medical Definition of Affirmation

1. 1. Confirmation of anything established; ratification; as, the affirmation of a law. 2. The act of affirming or asserting as true; assertion; opposed to negation or denial. 3. That which is asserted; an assertion; a positive tatement; an averment; as, an affirmation, by the vender, of title to property sold, or of its quality. 4. 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. Origin: L. Affirmatio: cf. F. Affirmation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Affirmation

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affirmation (current term)
affirmative action
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Literary usage of Affirmation

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1. The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People by William Sewel (1844)
"Which said solemn affirmation or declaration, shall be adjudged and taken, and is hereby enacted and declared to be of the same force and effect, ..."

2. Select Documents of English Constitutional History by George Burton Adams, Henry Morse Stephens (1906)
"affirmation allowed instead of Oath (1833, August 28. 3 & 4 William IV. c. 82.) WHEREAS there are in various Places in Ireland, and in some Farts of England ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"... such person shall refuse to be examined upon oath or affirmation concerning the premises, or shall refuse to take such oath or affirmation, or, ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1922)
"BIRD T. BALDWIN University of Iowa A NOTE ON "affirmation AND NEGATION" The results of the experiments undoubtedly show that it takes more time to form a ..."

5. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves (1877)
"... an affirmation) to any voter in the following form (that is to • You do swear (or being a Quaker or Moravian, do affirm) that you are the same person ..."

6. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1803)
"... affirmation or THOUGH, in compliance with the ordinary way of ... being never without fome affirmation or negation, ..."

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