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af·fir·ma·tion

 (ăf′ər-mā′shən)
n.
1. The act of affirming or the state of being affirmed; assertion.
2. Something declared to be true; a positive statement or judgment.
3. A statement intended to provide encouragement, emotional support, or motivation, especially when used for the purpose of autosuggestion.
4. Law The assertion that the testimony one gives is true and equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.
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affirmation

(ˌæfəˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of affirming or the state of being affirmed
2. a statement of the existence or truth of something; assertion
3. (Law) law a solemn declaration permitted on grounds of conscientious objection to taking an oath
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af•fir•ma•tion

(ˌæf ərˈmeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of affirming; state of being affirmed.
2. the assertion that something exists or is true.
3. something that is affirmed or declared to be true.
4. confirmation or ratification of a prior judgment, decision, etc.
5. a solemn declaration accepted instead of a statement under oath.
[1535–45; < Latin]
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Affirmation

 

Bob’s your uncle A British informal expression like there you are, there you have it, often used at the end of a list of instructions; a phrase used in place of something unstated but obvious.

Three curves and a twiddle, label it “object,” and bob’s your uncle. (N. Blake, Head of Traveller, 1949)

One conjecture says the phrase derives from Robert Peel’s campaign slogan for a seat in Parliament: “Vote for Bob—Bob’s your uncle.” Robert Peel founded the Metropolitan Police Force in 1829, hence the label bobby for a police officer. Supposedly, Bob alluded to his stance on law and order and uncle implied benevolence. This theory is unlikely, however, considering that the earliest citation in the OED is from 1937, almost a century after the slogan would have been spoken.

O.K. All right, fine, correct, satisfactory; also, okay, okey-dokey. The origin of this saying has been the subject of much controversy among etymologists. One explanation traces it to a group of witty Bostonian writers who reveled in abbreviating ludicrously misspelled words. Their only abbreviation of any lasting consequence was O.K., which stood for oll korrect ‘all correct.’ The accepted etymology today is the following: A group of Democrats, in support of Martin Van Buren’s 1840 presidential bid, founded an organization entitled the Democratic O.K. Club, in which O.K. stood for Old Kinderhook, Kinderhook being the New York birthplace of Van Buren. O.K. soon became Van Buren’s campaign slogan. By late 1840, O.K. was firmly established in American English and appeared in songs and literature of the day.

I’m O.K.—off for the calaboose, and so is you. (New Orleans Picayune, January, 1841)

The expression has also developed the related meaning of a stamp of approval.

The High Official added his O.K. to the others. (S. E. White, Rules of the Game, 1909)

Even though its usage has now spread to other English speaking nations, O.K. is perhaps the most typical American colloquialism.

that’s the ticket That’s the proper or correct thing; that’s the right procedure or attitude, that fills the bill. This expression, dating from the early 1800s, probably derives from the 19th century practice among charities of offering to the needy tickets exchangeable for necessities such as food or clothing.

This [idealizing of portraits] is all wrong. Truth is the ticket. (Edward FitzGerald, Letters and Literary Remains, 1847)

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.affirmation - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of somethingaffirmation - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
assertion, asseveration, averment - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
reaffirmation, reassertion - renewed affirmation
professing, profession - an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion; "a profession of disagreement"
affirmative - a reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative"
2.affirmation - the act of affirming or asserting or stating somethingaffirmation - the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
say-so - one chap's arbitrary assertion
3.affirmation - (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
dedication, commitment - a message that makes a pledge
profession - affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith; "a profession of Christianity"
4.affirmation - a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should standaffirmation - a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
reversal - a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside
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affirmation

noun
1. declaration, statement, assertion, oath, certification, pronouncement, avowal, asseveration, averment The ministers issued a robust affirmation of their faith in the system.
2. confirmation, testimony, ratification, attestation, avouchment The high turnout was an affirmation of the importance of the election.
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affirmation

noun
1. The act of asserting positively:
2. An act of confirming officially:
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Translations
تَأكِيد
tvrzení
bekræftelseforsikring
staîfesting

affirmation

[ˌæfəˈmeɪʃən] Nafirmación f, aseveración f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

affirmation

[ˌæfərˈmeɪʃən] n
(= assertion) → affirmation f, assertion f
his affirmation that ... → son affirmation du fait que ..., son affirmation de ce que ...
(= confirmation) → confirmation f
affirmation of sth → confirmation de qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

affirmation

n
(= assertion)Versicherung f; (very forceful) → Beteuerung f
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affirmation

[æfəˈmeɪʃn] naffermazione f, asserzione f
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affirm

(əˈfəːm) verb
to state something positively and firmly. Despite all the policeman's questions the lady continued to affirm that she was innocent.
ˌaffirˈmation (ӕ-) noun
afˈfirmative (-tiv) adjective, noun
saying or indicating yes to a question, suggestion etc. He gave an affirmative nod; a reply in the affirmative.
affirmative ˌaction noun
(American) the practice of giving better opportunities (jobs, education etc) to people who, it is thought, are treated unfairly (minorities, women etc).
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af·fir·ma·tion

n. afirmación, confirmación, ratificación de una medida.
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The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States
"The Senators and Representatives, and the members of the several State legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and the several States, shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support this Constitution."
It states that "all public officers and employees of the government including every member of the armed forces shall, before entering upon the discharge of his duties, take an oath or affirmation" to fulfill the aforementioned declaration.
The Rules on Criminal Procedure defines a search warrant as an order "issued in the name of the People of the Philippines, signed by a judge and directed to a peace officer, commanding him to search for personal property." The rules also provide that a search warrant should not be issued "except upon probable cause in connection with one specific offense to be determined personally by the judge after examination under oath or affirmation of the complaint and the witnesses he may produce, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the things to be seized which may be anywhere in the Philippines.
Under Article 183 of the Revised Penal Code, perjury is the willful and corrupt assertion of a falsehood under oath or affirmation administered by authority of law on a material matter.
Under article 125 of the Constitution, a committee of either house of parliament has the powers similar to that of the High Court of Kenya to summon any person to give evidence or providing information.SH1BN TRANSFERThis, therefore, means that the committee has the powers to enforce attendance of witnesses and examine them on oath or affirmation, compel the production of documents among others.
"The President-elect assumes office by taking and subscribing the oath or affirmation of allegiance, and the oath or affirmation for the execution of the functions of office, as prescribed in the Third Schedule," Article 141(3) states.
Until the oath or affirmation is taken, an MP may not receive a salary, take their seat, speak in debates or vote.
"Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: - 'I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.'"