Definitions for affirmationˌæf ərˈmeɪ ʃən
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avowal, avouchment, affirmation(noun)
a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
affirmation, assertion, statement(noun)
the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
(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)
a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
A declaration that something is true; an oath.
A form of self-forced meditation or repetition; autosuggestion.
Origin: From afermacion, from affirmare.
confirmation of anything established; ratification; as, the affirmation of a law
the act of affirming or asserting as true; assertion; -- opposed to negation or denial
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
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
Origin: [L. affirmatio: cf. F. affirmation.]
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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