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AFFIRMATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does affirmation mean? 

AFFIRMATION (noun)
  The noun AFFIRMATION has 4 senses:

1. a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
2. the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
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

  Familiarity information: AFFIRMATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AFFIRMATION (noun)


Sense 1affirmation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A statement asserting the existence or the truth of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

affirmation; avouchment; avowal

Hypernyms ("affirmation" is a kind of...):

assertion; asseveration; averment (a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "affirmation"):

reaffirmation; reassertion (renewed affirmation)

professing; profession (an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion)

affirmative (a reply of affirmation)


Sense 2affirmation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of affirming or asserting or stating something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

affirmation; assertion; statement

Hypernyms ("affirmation" is a kind of...):

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "affirmation"):

say-so (one chap's arbitrary assertion)


Sense 3affirmation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("affirmation" is a kind of...):

commitment; dedication (a message that makes a pledge)

Domain category:

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "affirmation"):

profession (affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith)


Sense 4affirmation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("affirmation" is a kind of...):

judgement; judgment; judicial decision ((law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Antonym:

reversal (a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside)


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