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affirmative

adjective absolute, affirmatory, certain, confirmative, confirmatory, convinced, persuaded, positive, sure, undoubting, unqualified
Associated concepts: affirmative action, affirmative action for past discrimination, affirmative action in hiring, affirrative allegation, affirmative authorization, affirmative charge, affirmative covenant, affirmative defense, affirmative easement, affirmative negligence, affirmative plea, affirmative proof, affirmative relief, affirmative showing, affirmative statute, affirmative warranty, affirrative wrongdoing

AFFIRMATIVE. Averring a fact to be true; that which is opposed to negative. (q.v.)
     2. It is a general rule of evidence that the affirmative of the issue must be proved. Bull. N. P. 298 ; Peake, Ev. 2.
     3. But when the law requires a person to do an act, and the neglect of it, will render him guilty and punishable, the negative must be proved, because every man is presumed to do his duty and in that case they who affirm he did not, must prove it. B. N. P. 298; 1 Roll. R. 83; Comb. 57; 3 B.& P. 307; 1 Mass. R. 56.

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While tribunals will seek to implement fair procedures, it may be advisable in certain circumstances to affirmatively provide for a right to discovery.
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He said that if Arafat responds affirmatively to President Clinton's proposals - which call for Israel to divide Jerusalem, give away the homes of tens of thousands of Jews of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, leave the Jordan Valley, and allow at least 150,000 Arabs to enter Israel - "we will have to consider our response - but not under the current level of violence.
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He compared that with the same question asked of magazine publishers recently: less than 10% answered affirmatively.
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The audience is commanded to stand; individuals are allowed to sit only when they can affirmatively answer such questions as: "Do you make more than $250,000 a year?
More than sixty years ago, Congress answered affirmatively by passing the National Labor Relations Act, which explicitly encouraged collective bargaining.