affirmance


affirmance
I (authentication) noun acknowledgment, 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 alterum. — By the establishment of one of two opposite propositions, the other one is denied
II (judicial sanction) noun acceptance, acquiescence, assent, concord, concordance, countersignature, endorsement, legal approval, legal authorization, legal ratification, subscription associated concepts: affirmed without opinion, en banc affirmance, unanimous affirmance III (legal affirmation) noun absolute assertion, 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 evidence, testimony, verbal evidence, written evidence associated concepts: affirmation of a statement IV index affirmation, approval, assent, asseveration, averment, avouchment, avowal, certification (certification of proficiency), confirmation, consensus, consent, indorsement, sanction (permission), surety (certainty)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


affirmance
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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


affirmance
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.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Affirmance — Af*firm ance, n. [Cf. OF. afermance.] 1. Confirmation; ratification; confirmation of a voidable act. [1913 Webster] This statute . . . in affirmance of the common law. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A strong declaration; affirmation. Cowper. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affirmance — [ə furm′əns] n. [ME affermance < OFr < L affirmans, prp. of affirmare, AFFIRM] 1. an affirming or declaring 2. a confirming 3. Law an upholding by a higher court of a lower court s judgment or order …   English World dictionary

  • affirmance — noun see affirm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • affirmance — /euh ferr meuhns/, n. affirmation. [1350 1400; ME affermance < MF; see AFFIRM, ANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • affirmance — noun a) The act of affirming, affirmation b) A decision upholding the decision of a lower court or agency …   Wiktionary

  • affirmance — n. fulfillment of a decree; confirmation, validation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • affirmance — af·firm·ance …   English syllables

  • affirmance — /əˈfɜməns/ (say uh fermuhnt) noun Law 1. an act of affirming. 2. US the confirmation of a voidable act, as a contract entered into before adulthood which is not binding until affirmed on coming of age …   Australian English dictionary

  • affirmance — The confirming, or ratifying of a former law, or judgment. The confirmation and ratification by an appellate court of a judgment, order, or decree of a lower court brought before it for review. See affirm. The ratification or confirmation of a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • affirmance — The confirming, or ratifying of a former law, or judgment. The confirmation and ratification by an appellate court of a judgment, order, or decree of a lower court brought before it for review. See affirm. The ratification or confirmation of a… …   Black's law dictionary


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