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Noun: affirmation  ,a-fu(r)'mey-shun
  1. A statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
    - avowal, avouchment
  2. The act of affirming, asserting or stating something
    - assertion, statement
  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. (law) a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand

Derived forms: affirmations

Type of: assertion, asseveration, averment, commitment, dedication, judgement, judgment, judicial decision, speech act

Antonym: reversal

Encyclopedia: Affirmation, The B-Sides