Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of affirming; asseveration; assertion.
  • noun Confirmation; ratification.
  • noun In law: The confirmation by an appellate court of the adjudication of a lower court or officer. Confirmation of a voidable act.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Confirmation; ratification; confirmation of a voidable act.
  • noun A strong declaration; affirmation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The act of affirming, affirmation
  • noun countable, law A decision upholding the decision of a lower court or agency

Etymologies

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Either affirm +‎ -ance or from Old French afermance

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