affirmance


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affirmance

(əˈfɜːməns)
n
a verification, confirmation, or affirmation
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But he is of your own faith, and his lightest affirmance would weigh down the most solemn protestations of the distressed Jewess.
The restriction in question amounts to what lawyers call a NEGATIVE PREGNANT that is, a NEGATION of one thing, and an AFFIRMANCE of another; a negation of the authority of the States to impose taxes on imports and exports, and an affirmance of their authority to impose them on all other articles.
Tom, though against all form of law, rejoined in affirmance of the words.
Better Markets 2012 Brief of Amici Curiae for Affirmance in Support of the District Court's Order and Against Appellant and Appellee.
In fact, it quoted the Tremont passage with approval in its affirmance.
To be sure, LaFontaine and its progeny preclude our review of an entirely distinct alternative ground for affirmance which the court of first instance did not decide adversely to the appellant.
27) While acknowledging the small size of the sample, Gardner noted that this affirmance rate "offer[s] confirmation of the intuitions of the bar that the Supreme Court is disposed to accord considerable deference to the procedures and judgments of the administrative agency.
39) Because the Second Circuit in 1972, however, had affirmed Rappaport in open court without an opinion, the issue in Ruegsegger was whether the Tax Court was bound by that affirmance under the Golsen rule.
42) Attacking the conclusion reached by the majority that congressional inaction supports the continued affirmance of baseball's antitrust exemption, Justice Douglas contended that if congressional inaction was the appropriate standard then the Court "should rely upon the fact that Congress has refused to enact bills broadly exempting professional sports from antitrust regulation.
To my mind, there is no possible way that a district court's affirmance without opinion can create decisional disharmony in the jurisprudence of this state sufficient to warrant our attention.