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Definition of 'affirmation'


  1. a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
       Synonyms: avowal avouchment
  2. the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
       Synonyms: assertion statement
  3. (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
  4. a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
       Antonyms: reversal

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