disaffirm

verb

dis·​af·​firm ˌdis-ə-ˈfərm How to pronounce disaffirm (audio)
disaffirmed; disaffirming; disaffirms

transitive verb

1
: to refuse to confirm : annul, repudiate
2
disaffirmance noun

Examples of disaffirm in a Sentence

her sullen mood disaffirmed her repeated protestations that everything was just fine

Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of disaffirm was in 1530

Dictionary Entries Near disaffirm

Cite this Entry

“Disaffirm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaffirm. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

disaffirm

transitive verb
dis·​af·​firm ˌdi-sə-ˈfərm How to pronounce disaffirm (audio)
: cancel, rescind
used especially of a contract made by a minor
disaffirmance noun
disaffirmation
ˌdis-ˌa-fər-ˈmā-shən
noun
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