Meaning of affirmation

af•fir•ma•tion

Pronunciation: (af"ur-mā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or an instance of affirming; state of being affirmed.
  2. the assertion that something exists or is true.
  3. something that is affirmed; a statement or proposition that is declared to be true.
  4. confirmation or ratification of the truth or validity of a prior judgment, decision, etc.
  5. a solemn declaration accepted instead of a statement under oath.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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