1. Confirmation of anything established; ratification; as, the affirmation of a law.
2. The act of affirming or asserting as true; assertion; opposed to negation or denial.
3. That which is asserted; an assertion; a positive tatement; an averment; as, an affirmation, by the vender, of title to property sold, or of its quality.
4. A solemn declaration made under the penalties of perjury, by persons who conscientiously decline taking an oath, which declaration is in law equivalent to an oath.
Origin: L. Affirmatio: cf. F. Affirmation.