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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

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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At the same time, Fitch has affirmed and withdrawn the rating on BOC's proposed Basel III compliant Sri Lanka rupee-denominated subordinated debentures at 'AA(lka)', as the issuance has not taken place.
Short-Term Foreign-Currency IDR affirmed at 'F1+'; Short-Term Local-Currency IDR affirmed at 'F1+'; and Country Ceiling affirmed at 'AA+'.
Class A2018-01 notes affirmed at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable
Issue ratings on long-term senior unsecured foreign-currency bonds affirmed at 'BB+'
At the same time, Moody's affirmed the long-term local and foreign currency deposit ratings of BankDhofar (at Baa3) and National Bank of Oman (NBO) (at Baa3).
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The rating actions are as follows: AUB: Long-Term IDR affirmed at 'BBB+'; Outlook Revised to Negative from Stable Short-Term IDR affirmed at 'F2' Viability Rating affirmed at 'bbb' Support Rating affirmed at '2' Senior unsecured debt affirmed at 'BBB+'/'F2' BBK: Long-Term IDR affirmed at 'BB+'; Outlook Revised to Negative from Stable Short-Term IDR affirmed at 'B' Viability Rating affirmed at 'bb+' Support Rating affirmed at '3' Support Rating Floor affirmed at 'BB+' Senior unsecured debt affirmed at 'BB+' Subordinated debt affirmed at 'BB' NBB: Long-Term IDR affirmed at 'BB+'; Outlook Revised to Negative from Stable Short-Term IDR affirmed at 'B' Viability Rating affirmed at 'bb+' Support Rating affirmed at '3' Support Rating Floor affirmed at 'BB+'
....OSO Senior Unsecured OSO Rating, Affirmed Baa3/POS
The agency has affirmed the ratings of DBS Bank Ltd (SI: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) and United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB), and the bank holding company of DBS, DBS Group Holdings (DBSH).
Banca Infrastrutture Innovazione e Sviluppo SpA (BIIS) affirmed at A/Negative/A-1
The debate on evolution and faith heated up last summer after Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna published an article July 7 in the New York Times in which he affirmed: "Scientific theories that try to explain away the appearance of design as the result of 'chance and necessity' are not scientific at all."