Definitions for affirmationˌæf ərˈmeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

af•fir•ma•tionˌæf ərˈmeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of affirming; state of being affirmed.

  2. the assertion that something exists or is true.

  3. something that is affirmed or declared to be true.

  4. confirmation or ratification of a prior judgment, decision, etc.

  5. a solemn declaration accepted instead of a statement under oath.

    Category: Law

Origin of affirmation:

1535–45; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. avowal, avouchment, affirmation(noun)

    a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something

  2. affirmation, assertion, statement(noun)

    the act of affirming or asserting or stating something

  3. affirmation(noun)

    (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. affirmation(noun)

    a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand

Wiktionary

  1. affirmation(Noun)

    A declaration that something is true; an oath.

  2. affirmation(Noun)

    A form of self-forced meditation or repetition; autosuggestion.

  3. Origin: From afermacion, from affirmare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affirmation(noun)

    confirmation of anything established; ratification; as, the affirmation of a law

  2. Affirmation(noun)

    the act of affirming or asserting as true; assertion; -- opposed to negation or denial

  3. Affirmation(noun)

    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. Affirmation(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Affirmations

    Affirmations in New Thought and New Age terminology refer primarily to the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment—fostering a belief that "a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything." More specifically, an affirmation is a carefully formatted statement that should be repeated to one's self and written down frequently. For an affirmation to be effective, it needs to be present tense, positive, personal and specific.


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