EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the assertion that something exists or is true. something that is affirmed; a statement or proposition that is declared to be true. confirmation or ratification of the truth or validity of a prior judgment, decision, etc. . Law a solemn declaration accepted instead of a statement under oath. Origin of affirmation 1535–45;
), equivalent to
) (past participle of
-iōn- -ion Related forms non·af·fir·ma·tion, noun o·ver·af·fir·ma·tion, noun pre·af·fir·ma·tion, noun re·af·fir·ma·tion, noun self-af·fir·ma·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for re-affirmation Historical Examples of re-affirmation
We conclude our review of opposing schools by the
re-affirmation of our position, that God is cognizable by human reason.
Were this drawn, it would amount to something very like a
re-affirmation of Theism.
This is nothing but a
re-affirmation of the aristocratic doctrine of the "Literary Bible." British Dictionary definitions for re-affirmation noun the act of affirming or the state of being affirmed a statement of the existence or truth of something; assertion law a solemn declaration permitted on grounds of conscientious objection to taking an oath
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Word Origin and History for re-affirmation n.
reaffirmation, 1845, noun of action from re-affirm. n.
early 15c., "assertion that something is true," from Old French
afermacion (14c.), from Latin affirmationem (nominative affirmatio) "an affirmation, solid assurance," noun of action from past participle stem of affirmare (see affirm). In law, as the Quaker alternative to oath-taking, it is attested from 1690s.
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