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.
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.