af·firm·a·tion / ˌafərˈmāshən/ • n. the action or process of affirming or being affirmed: an affirmation of basic human values | he nodded in affirmation. ∎ Law a formal declaration by a person who declines to take an oath for reasons of conscience.
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A solemn and formal declaration of the truth of a statement, such as anaffidavitor the actual or prospective testimony of a witness or a party that takes the place of an oath. An affirmation is also used when a person cannot take an oath because of religious convictions.
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