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Definitions of affirmation

  1. a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (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) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. Confirmation of anything established; ratification; as, the affirmation of a law. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of affirming or asserting as true; assertion; - opposed to negation or denial. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An assertion or declaration which confirms or ratifies. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Act of asserting: that which is affirmed: a solemn declaration. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Act of affirming; solemn declaration. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A solemn declaration; statement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act of affirming; that which is asserted; confirmation; a solemn declaration, made under penalties, by one who conscientiously declines taking an oath. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The act of asserting as true; a solemn declaration. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for affirmation

  1. Affirmation of the Consequent. – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  2. Energy of affirmation does not always mean strength of conviction, but sometimes only cleverness or effrontery. – Introduction to the Study of History by Charles V. Langlois Charles Seignobos