1. Confirmation of anything established; ratification; as, the affirmation of a law.
2. The act of affirming or asserting as true; assertion; -- opposed to negation or denial.
3. That which is asserted; an assertion; a positive statement; an averment; as, an affirmation, by the vender, of title to property sold, or of its quality.
4. Law A solemn declaration made under the penalties of perjury, by persons who conscientiously decline taking an oath, which declaration is in law equivalent to an oath.
n 1: a statement asserting the existence or the truth of
something [syn: avowal, avouchment]
2: the act of affirming or asserting or stating something [syn:
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 [ant: reversal]