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disaffirm

[dis-uh-furm] /ˌdɪs əˈfɜrm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deny; contradict.
2.
Law. to annul; reverse; repudiate.
Origin of disaffirm
1525-1535
1525-35; dis-1 + affirm
Related forms
disaffirmation
[dis-af-er-mey-shuh n] /ˌdɪs æf ərˈmeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
disaffirmance, noun
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  • In case of the marriage of a minor the time for disaffirmance will commence from the date of the marriage.

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British Dictionary definitions for disaffirmance

disaffirm

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