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disaffirm

[dis-uh-furm]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to deny; contradict.
  2. Law. to annul; reverse; repudiate.
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Origin of disaffirm

First recorded in 1525–35; dis-1 + affirm
Related formsdis·af·fir·ma·tion [dis-af-er-mey-shuh n] /ˌdɪs æf ərˈmeɪ ʃən/, dis·af·fir·mance, noun
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Examples from the Web for disaffirm

Historical Examples

  • 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

disaffirm

verb (tr)
  1. to deny or contradict (a statement)
  2. law
    1. to annul or reverse (a decision)
    2. to repudiate obligations
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Derived Formsdisaffirmance or disaffirmation (ˌdɪsæfəˈmeɪʃən), noun
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