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[dis-uh-furm] /ˌdɪs əˈfɜrm/
verb (used with object)
to deny; contradict.
Law. to annul; reverse; repudiate.
Origin of disaffirm
First recorded in 1525-35; dis-1 + affirm
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[dis-af-er-mey-shuh n] /ˌdɪs æf ərˈmeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
disaffirmance, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for disaffirm
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  • The case involves the right of an infant to disaffirm a contract made by him, when purchasing an article which is not a necessity.

    Commercial Law

    Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
  • The right to disaffirm a marriage on the ground of non-age, unlike the parties to a contract, applies to both parties.

  • As a minor may disaffirm his contract, any act clearly showing this intent is sufficient.

  • The time in which the parties may disaffirm the marriage is merely extended by the statute.

    Legal Status Of Women In Iowa Jennie Lansley Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for disaffirm


verb (transitive)
to deny or contradict (a statement)
  1. to annul or reverse (a decision)
  2. to repudiate obligations
Derived Forms
disaffirmance, disaffirmation (ˌdɪsæfəˈmeɪʃən) noun
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