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Pronunciation:  `afur'meyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
  2. [n]  a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
  3. [n]  a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
  4. [n]  the act of affirming or asserting or stating something

AFFIRMATION is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: avouchment, avowal, statement
 Antonyms: reversal
 See Also: affirmative, assertion, asseveration, averment, commitment, dedication, judgement, judgment, judicial decision, professing, profession, reaffirmation, reassertion, say-so, speech act



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Af`fir*ma"tion\, n. [L. affirmatio: cf. F.
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.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A solemn and formal declaration that an affidavit is true. This is substituted for an oath in certain cases.
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