1. [ noun ] a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
Synonyms: avouchment avowal
Related terms: assertion professing affirmative reaffirmation affirm
2. [ noun ] a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
Related terms: commitment profession religion
3. [ noun ] the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
Synonyms: assertion statement
Related terms: speech_act say-so submit affirm affirm insist
4. [ noun ] (law) a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
Related terms: reversal judgment law
Similar spelling:   affirmative