affirmation

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noun af·fir·ma·tion \ˌa-fər-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of affirmation

  1. 1a :  the act of affirming nodded his head in affirmationb :  something affirmed :  a positive assertion His memoir is a reflective affirmation of family love.

  2. 2 law :  a solemn declaration made under the penalties of perjury by a person who conscientiously declines taking an oath

Examples of affirmation in a sentence

  1. a sworn affirmation that he had never acted as a spy for the enemy

Origin and Etymology of affirmation

see affirm


First Known Use: 15th century


AFFIRMATION Defined for Kids

affirmation

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noun af·fir·ma·tion \ˌa-fər-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of affirmation for Students

  1. :  an act of saying or showing that something is true They nodded their heads in affirmation.



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