affirmance


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 voidable contract or act by the party who is to be bound thereby. The term is in accuracy to be distinguished from ratification, which is a recognition of the validity or binding force as against the party ratifying, of some act performed by another person; and from confirmation, which would seem to apply more properly to cases where a doubtful authority has been exercised by another in behalf of the person ratifying; but these distinctions are not generally observed

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • affirmance — I (authentication) noun acknowledgment, assertion, assurance, attestation, certification, confirmation, countersignature, declaration, endorsement, establishment, predication, pronouncement, ratification, substantiation, validation, verification… …   Law dictionary

  • 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 confirmation of a judgment or order of court. A final determination upon appeal that the proceeding under review is free from prejudicial error. 5 Am J2d A & E § 934. A positive declaration. The adoption by a person of the prior act of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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