Origin of affirmation
Examples from the Web for self-affirmation
The justification of suffering is that the will affirms itself; and the self-affirmation is justified by payment of the penalty.Schopenhauer|Thomas Whittaker
British Dictionary definitions for self-affirmation
Word Origin and History for self-affirmation
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.