confirmatory

or con·firm·a·tive

[ kuh n-fur-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or kuh n-fur-muh-tiv ]
/ kənˈfɜr məˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i or kənˈfɜr mə tɪv /

adjective

serving to confirm; corroborative.

Nearby words

  1. confirm,
  2. confirmand,
  3. confirmation,
  4. confirmation bias,
  5. confirmation hearings,
  6. confirmed,
  7. confirmee,
  8. confirmor,
  9. confiscable,
  10. confiscate

Origin of confirmatory

1630–40; < Medieval Latin confirmātōrius, equivalent to Latin confirmā(re) (see confirm) + -tōrius -tory1

Related formsnon·con·firm·a·tive, adjectivenon·con·firm·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·con·firm·a·tive, adjectiveun·con·firm·a·to·ry, adjective

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