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A declaration by an appellate court that a judgment, order, or decree of a lower court that has been brought before it for review is valid and will be upheld.
affirmance(Authentication), noun assertion, assurance, attestation, certification, confirmation, countersignature, declaration, endorsement, establishment, predication, pronouncement, ratification, substantiation, validation, verification
Associated concepts: affirmance of a contract, confirmation of a judgment, ratification of a voidable contract
Foreign phrases: Posito uno oppositorum, negatur allerum.By the establishment of one of two opposite propooitions, the other one is denied.
affirmance(Judicial sanction), noun acceptance, assent, concord, concordance, endorsement, legal approval, legal authorization, legal ratification, subscription
Associated concepts: affirmed without opinion, en banc affirmance, unanimous affirmance
affirmance(Legal affirmation), noun absolute asserrion, adjuration, assertory oath, asseveration, attestation, averment, avouchment, avowal, evidence on oath, legal evidence, legal pledge, oral evidence, positive declaration, positive statement, pronouncement, proposition, solemn averment, solemn avowal, statement on oath, sworn eviience, testimony, verbal evidence, written evidence
Associated concepts: affirmation of a statement
See also: affirmation, approval, assent, asseveration, averment, avouchment, avowal, certainty, certification, confirmation, consensus, consent, indorsement, permission, sanction, surety
AFFIRMANCE. The confirmation of a voidable act; as, for example, when an
infant enters into a contract, which is not binding upon him, if, after
attaining his full age, he gives his affirmance to it, he will thereafter be
bound, as if it had been made when of full age. 10 N. H. Rep. 194.
2. To be binding upon the infant, the affirmance must be made after arriving of age, with a full knowledge that it would be void without such confirmation. 11 S. & R. 305.
3. An affirmance may be express, that is, where the party declares his determination of fulfilling the contract; but a more acknowledgment is not sufficient. Dudl. R, 203. Or it may be implied, as, for example, where an infant mortgaged his land and, at full age, conveyed it, subject to the mortgage. 15 Mass. 220. See 10 N. H. Rep. 561.