verb (used with object)

to deny; contradict.
Law. to annul; reverse; repudiate.

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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Related Words for disaffirmance

contradiction, disallowance, disclaimer, rejection, repudiation

Examples from the Web for disaffirmance

Historical Examples of disaffirmance

  • 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


verb (tr)

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