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tr.v. dis·af·firmed, dis·af·firm·ing, dis·af·firms Law
To reject (a determination or obligation that is subject to approval).

dis′af·fir′mance (dĭs′ə-fûr′məns), dis·af′fir·ma′tion (dĭs-ăf′ər-mā′shən) n.
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A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or charge:
Law: traversal.
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30) The age of the governing case law that discusses and applies valid-when-made, however, does not mean that the principle is irrelevant or antiquated, inasmuch as there appears to be no case that expressly disaffirms the principle (and, as we discuss below, we do not believe that Madden falls within the disaffirmance category).
Any such consent shall not be subject to a later disaffirmance by reason of his minority.
1987) (discussing the requirements for disaffirmance by mentally incompetent parties); see also First State Bank of Sinai v.
the power of disaffirmance for a reasonable period after reaching the
The most common formulation of misrepresentation-of-age statutes prevents disaffirmance where the other party believed the minor capable of contracting "on account of the minor's own misrepresentations as to his majority.
Although in many instances such disaffirmance may be a hardship upon those who deal with an infant, the fight to avoid his contracts is conferred by law upon a minor "for his protection against his own improvidence and the designs of others.
The elector's unequivocal indication of a decision counter to disaffirmance thus completes the election and amounts to 'affirmation' of the contract, thereby destroying the inconsistency that necessitated the exercise of choice in the first place.
481, 524 (1995) ("The right of disaffirmance as enunciated in
The preferred approach is to disallow disaffirmance where the adult contracting party relied on the agreement to her detriment.
44) Corrective actions could conceivably take many forms, including the reporting of the violation to others in the corporation, resignation, or disaffirmance of work product.
3) (A)ny emancipated minor or any minor who has contracted a lawful marriage or borne a child may give consent to the furnishing of hospital, medical, dental or surgical care to his or her child or himself or herself and such consent shall not be subject to disaffirmance because of minority.