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Definitions of Affirmation

Pronunciation : Af`fir*ma"tion
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. affirmatio: cf. F. affirmation.]
Definition : 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 as, an affirmation, by the vender, of title to property sold, or of its quality.

4. (Law)

Defn: 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.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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