- the act or an instance of affirming; state of being affirmed.
- 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
Examples from the Web for reaffirmation
Whatever way you look at it, this election is a call for change and a reaffirmation of the social protest agenda.The Knesset's New Faces
January 23, 2013
The greatest thing about knocking on strangers' doors is the reaffirmation of neighborliness.Neighbor First, Politics Second
August 28, 2012
This declaration was supposed to be nothing more than a reaffirmation of the Monroe Doctrine.
Mr. Cleveland's message above quoted was accepted as a reaffirmation of the treaty on the part of the American government.
Congress acted upon this reaffirmation of the responsibility of Americans and the mission of America.The Wonderful Story of Lincoln
Charles M. Stevens
One article of the agreement stipulates for “the reaffirmation to the Cherokee Nation of the right of local self-government.”Myths of the Cherokee
This is a reaffirmation of the definition, "faith is the giving substance to things hoped for, a test of things not seen."Some Christian Convictions
Henry Sloane Coffin
- 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
Word Origin and History for reaffirmation
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.