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English noun: affirmation

1. affirmation (communication) a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something

Synonymsavouchment, avowal

Broader (hypernym)assertion, asseveration, averment

Narrower (hyponym)affirmative, professing, profession, reaffirmation, reassertion

2. affirmation (communication) the act of affirming or asserting or stating something

Synonymsassertion, statement

Broader (hypernym)speech act

Narrower (hyponym)say-so

3. affirmation (communication) (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)

Broader (hypernym)commitment, dedication

Narrower (hyponym)profession

Domain categoryfaith, religion, religious belief

4. affirmation (act) a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand

Broader (hypernym)judgement, judgment, judicial decision

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


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