affirmation affirmation  /ˌæ fər ˈmeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
  2. (n) (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)
  3. (n) the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
  4. (n) a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Tens of thousands of black men from across America gathered at the base of the Captiol in a rally of unity, self-affirmation and protest.
  2. In this quirky, compassionate film, two sisters find affirmation in an unlikely pursuit: cleaning up after corpses.
  3. There has not been such an affirmation of what's right since Moses and the Ten Commandments.

News

  1. Fitch Affirms One Class of Salomon Brothers 2001-MM

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings affirms one class of Salomon Brothers Mortgage Securities VII, Inc. commercial mortgage pass through certificates, series 2001-MM. A detailed list of rating actions follows at the end of this press release. KEY RATING DRIVERS The affirmation is due to sufficient credit enhancement of the senior pooled class after consideration for expected losses from the ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  2. The Vent for Friday

    The Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  3. Sydney Auto House Now Brings Trusty Toyota and Nissan Models to Australia, Reinforces the Brands' Strength in the ...

    High-quality, low mileage people movers from Toyota and Nissan are the new primary offerings of the Sydney-based dealership — an affirmation of the car brands' popularity with Australian locals as demonstrated by recent industry achievements. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/sydneyautohouse/prweb10829788.htm
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. US President Barack Obama said the positive GDP numbers were "an affirmation that this recession is abating and the steps we've taken have made a difference".
    on Oct 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "Well, I look at it and see it is actually an affirmation that there are parts of Iraq where things are going pretty well," Cheney told ABC News' Jonathan Karl.
    on Feb 21, 2007 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: ABC News

  3. "This is a symbol of affirmation and respect -- first of all for ourselves, and also for those to whom we open our arms," Charest told reporters.
    on Mar 24, 2010 By: Jean Charest Source: CBC.ca

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