dis·af·firm /ˌdi-sə-'fərm/ vt: cancel rescind
— used esp. of a contract made by a minor
dis·af·fir·mance /ˌdi-sə-'fər-məns/ n
dis·af·fir·ma·tion /ˌdis-ˌa-fər-'mā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb abjure, abnegate, abolish, challenge, conflict with, contravene, controvert, defy, demur, deny, differ, disaffiliate, disagree, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown, dispute, disregard, dissent, forswear, gainsay, impugn, negate, object, oppose, oppugn, overrule, overturn, protest, raise objections, rebut, recant, refuse, refute, reject, renounce, repudiate, resist, retract, reverse, run counter to, traverse associated concepts: disaffirmance of contract II index contest, controvert, deny (contradict), disaccord, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disinherit, disown (deny the validity), gainsay, negate, oppose, protest, recant, refute, reject

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Repudiate; revoke consent; refuse to support former acts or agreements.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Repudiate; revoke consent; refuse to support former acts or agreements.

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  • Disaffirm — Dis af*firm , v. t. 1. To assert the contrary of; to contradict; to deny; said of that which has been asserted. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To refuse to confirm; to annul, as a judicial decision, by a contrary judgment of a superior tribunal. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disaffirm — [dis΄ə fʉrm′, dis′ə fʉrm] vt. 1. to deny or contradict (a former statement) 2. Law a) to refuse to abide by (a contract, agreement, etc.); repudiate b) to reverse or set aside (a former decision) disaffirmance n. disaffirmation [dis΄af΄ər… …   English World dictionary

  • disaffirm — transitive verb Date: 1531 1. to refuse to confirm ; annul, repudiate 2. contradict • disaffirmance noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disaffirm — disaffirmation /dis af euhr may sheuhn/, disaffirmance, n. /dis euh ferrm /, v.t. 1. to deny; contradict. 2. Law. to annul; reverse; repudiate. [1525 35; DIS 1 + AFFIRM] * * * …   Universalium

  • disaffirm — verb To deny, contradict or repudiate …   Wiktionary

  • disaffirm — Synonyms and related words: abjure, assert the contrary, belie, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, cross, deny, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown, disprove, dispute, forswear, gainsay, impugn, join issue upon, negate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • disaffirm — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of: contradict, contravene, controvert, deny, gainsay, negate, negative, oppugn. Law: traverse. See AFFIRM …   English dictionary for students

  • disaffirm — dis·af·firm || ‚dɪsÉ™ fɜːm v. reverse a decision, annul, repudiate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disaffirm — verb Law reverse (a previous decision). ↘repudiate (a settlement). Derivatives disaffirmation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • disaffirm — dis·affirm …   English syllables

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