disaffirm

[ dis-uh-furm ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈfɜrm /

verb (used with object)

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

Origin of disaffirm

First recorded in 1525–35; dis-1 + affirm

OTHER WORDS FROM disaffirm

dis·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 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

disaffirm
/ (ˌdɪsəˈfɜːm) /

verb (tr)

to deny or contradict (a statement)
law
  1. to annul or reverse (a decision)
  2. to repudiate obligations

Derived forms of disaffirm

disaffirmance or disaffirmation (ˌdɪsæfəˈmeɪʃən), noun
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