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 tatement; an averment; as, an affirmation, by the vender, of title to property sold, or of its quality.

4. 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.

(01 Mar 1998)

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