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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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Thus, a taxpayer with expenses relating to these items in a loss year will want to carry them back 10 years, or, on a timely filed return, affirmatively elect not to.
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In the second reading, 77 MPs voted affirmatively and 19 - negatively; in the third reading, 78 MPs voted affirmatively and 19 - negatively.
Jonuz writes that if all Balkan countries start thinking affirmatively in a direction of relaxing the nationalism, the ethno-romanticism in its aggressive sense, the preconditions for building a Balkan as "valley of lambs" is fulfilled and concludes that peace, well-being, extended hand, help, respect must first be developed among the neighbors.
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