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Affirm

To ratify, establish, or reassert. To make a solemn and formal declaration, as a substitute for an oath, that the statements contained in an Affidavit are true or that a witness will tell the truth. In the practice of appellate courts, to declare a judgment, decree, or order valid and to concur in its correctness so that it must stand as rendered in the lower court. As a matter of Pleading, to allege or aver a matter of fact.

A judgment, decree, or order that is not affirmed is either remanded (sent back to the lower court with instructions to correct the irregularities noted in the appellate opinion) or reversed (changed by the appellate court so that the decision of the lower court is overturned).

affirm

v. what an appeals court does if it agrees with and confirms a lower court's decision.

affirm

(Claim), verb assert, asseverate, aver, declare to be fact, enunciate, establish, express, make a positive statement, make an assertion, proclaim, profess, state, state positively, state with conviction

affirm

(Declare solemnly), verb asseverate, attest, aver, avouch, avow, depone, depose, give oral evidence, give sworn evidence, give verbal evidence, make a solemn declaration, make an asseveration, make an attestation, make an averment, pronounce, take one's oath, testify, vouch
Associated concepts: affirm a contract
Foreign phrases: Affirmanti, non neganti incumbit probaaio.The proof is borne by the person who af firms, rather than the person who denies. Affirmantis est probare. He who is af firming must prove. Ei incumbit probatio, qui dicit, non qui negat; cum per rerum naturam factum neeantis probatio nulla sit. The burden of proof lies upon him who asserts it, not upon him who denies; since, by the nature of things, he who denies a fact cannot produce any proof of it.

affirm

(Uphold), verb adfirmare, approve, certify, confirm, confirmare, endorse, establish, make firm, ratify, substantiate, support, sustain, validate, verify, vouch for, warrant
Associated concepts: affirm a judicial decision, affirm on appeal, affirmed in part, affirmed in whole
See also: accept, accredit, acknowledge, adduce, admit, agree, allege, annunciate, approve, argue, assent, assert, assure, attest, authorize, avouch, avow, bear, certify, claim, communicate, concede, concur, confirm, consent, contend, convey, corroborate, countenance, declare, depose, enunciate, express, indorse, maintain, mention, notarize, pass, plead, posit, profess, promise, reassure, remark, reveal, substantiate, support, sustain, swear, testify, uphold, validate, verify, vouch, vow, witness

affirm

to make an AFFIRMATION.

TO AFFIRM, practice. 1. To ratify or confirm a former law or judgment, as when the supreme court affirms the judgment of the court of common pleas.
     2. To make an affirmation, or to testify under an affirmation.

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Norton's another monist - only he affirms naught but spirit.
The elder Lassiter had that severity of manner that so frequently affirms an uncompromising devotion to duty, and conceals a warm and affectionate disposition.
A fourth affirms, with Haeckel, the condensation of
Powell, the onlooker, affirms that at these incomprehensible words Mrs.
And this is a lesson which I suspect you must have learnt out of Homer; for he, speaking of Autolycus, the maternal grandfather of Odysseus, who is a favourite of his, affirms that
She professes to have discovered numberless virtues and perfections in her husband, some of which, I fear, less partial eyes would fail to distinguish, though they sought them carefully with tears; and now that she is accustomed to his loud voice, and abrupt, uncourteous manners, she affirms she finds no difficulty in loving him as a wife should do, and begs I will burn that letter wherein she spoke so unadvisedly against him.
Alone on earth, the Church affirms that God himself is bound by reason.
A Gothic cathedral affirms that it was done by us and not done by us.