Origin of confirmation
Examples from the Web for confirmation
But confirmation of that time frame has also been hard to come by.
The news is being taken as confirmation that Kate is fully recovered from her pregnancy sickness.Why Prince George Won't Be Coming To NY and DC With Will And Kate|Tom Sykes|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would have been delighted to shock any confirmation hearing with explicit and shocking stories.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People|Tim Teeman|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Murthy had his Senate confirmation hearings in February, but since then?
I had decided not to receive my Confirmation, and had guilt dreams about it but, deep down, felt my decision was the right one.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bizarre as this interpretation looks, we shall find some confirmation of such a possibility in our chapter on Possession.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death|Frederick W. H. Myers
He paused and looked at Butler for confirmation of what he had just said.The Financier|Theodore Dreiser
Domitian had expected a denial from the courtier, not a confirmation of the facts.Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
It shall But haste the confirmation of our loves, And ripen the delights of marriage, Seleucus.Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (8 of 10)|Francis Beaumont
Confirmation of this latter statement occurs in our subsequent conversation.Literary Shrines|Theodore F. Wolfe
British Dictionary definitions for confirmation
Word Origin and History for confirmation
c.1300, confyrmacyoun, the Church rite, from Old French confirmacion (13c.) "strengthening, confirmation; proof; ratification," from Latin confirmationem (nominative confirmatio) "a securing, establishing; an assurance, encouragement," noun of action from confirmare (see confirm). As a legal action, "verification, proof," from late 14c.; as "action of making sure," from late 15c.