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affirmation

[ af-er-mey-shuhn ]
/ ˌæf ərˈmeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act or an instance of affirming; state of being affirmed.
the assertion that something exists or is true.
something that is affirmed; a statement or proposition that is declared to be true.
confirmation or ratification of the truth or validity of a prior judgment, decision, etc.
Law. a solemn declaration accepted instead of a statement under oath.

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Origin of affirmation

1535–45; <Latin affirmātiōn- (stem of affirmātiō), equivalent to affirmāt(us) (past participle of affirmāre to affirm) + -iōn--ion

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British Dictionary definitions for affirmation

affirmation
/ (ˌæfəˈmeɪʃən) /

noun

the act of affirming or the state of being affirmed
a statement of the existence or truth of something; assertion
law a solemn declaration permitted on grounds of conscientious objection to taking an oath
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