AskDefine | Define affirmation

Dictionary Definition



1 a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something [syn: avowal, avouchment]
2 the act of affirming or asserting or stating something [syn: assertion, statement]
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]

User Contributed Dictionary



From affirmare, to assert.



  1. A declaration that something is true; an oath.
  2. A form of self-forced meditation or repetition; autosuggestion.


Derived terms


declaration of truth; oath
  • French: affirmation

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Extensive Definition

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:

See also

affirmation in Polish: Afirmacja

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