3 (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)
4 a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand [ant: reversal]
EtymologyFrom affirmare, to assert.
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
declaration of truth; oath
- French: affirmation
Affirmation is a declaration that something is true. It also has various meanings within the domains of personal development, psychology, healthcare and prayer. The word can refer to several things:
- In logic, an affirmation is a positive judgment, the union of the subject and predicate of a proposition.
- Affirmation in law, a declaration made by and allowed to those who conscientiously object to taking an oath
- Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons, an international Mormon organization
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