solemnly affirm

solemnly affirm
index avouch (avow), certify (attest)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • affirm — af·firm /ə fərm/ vt 1: to assert as true or factual 2: to assert (as a judgment) as valid or confirmed affirm ed the lower court s ruling compare remand, reverse …   Law dictionary

  • Affirm — Af*firm ([a^]f*f[ e]rm ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affirmed} ( f[ e]rmd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Affirming}.] [OE. affermen, OF. afermer, F. affirmer, affermir, fr. L. affirmare; ad + firmare to make firm, firmus firm. See {Firm}.] 1. To make firm; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affirm — [ə fʉrm′] vt. [ME affermen < OFr affermer < L affirmare, to present as fixed < ad , to + firmare, to make firm < firmus: see FIRM1] 1. to say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true: opposed to DENY 2. to make valid; confirm;… …   English World dictionary

  • affirm — /əˈfɜm / (say uh ferm) verb (t) 1. to state or assert positively; maintain as true: to affirm one s loyalty to one s country. 2. to establish, confirm, or ratify: the appellate court affirmed the judgement of the lower court. 3. Logic to state in …  

  • affirm — affirmable, adj. affirmably, adv. affirmer, n. affirmingly, adv. /euh ferrm /, v.t. 1. to state or assert positively; maintain as true: to affirm one s loyalty to one s country; He affirmed that all was well. 2. to confirm or ratify: The… …   Universalium

  • affirm — af•firm [[t]əˈfɜrm[/t]] v. t. 1) to assert positively: to affirm one s loyalty[/ex] 2) to confirm or ratify: The judgment of the lower court was affirmed[/ex] 3) to express agreement with; support; uphold 4) law a) to state something solemnly… …   From formal English to slang

  • affirm — To declare solemnly instead of making a statement under oath. 58 Am J1st Witn § 549; also, to confirm or ratify a statement, belief, opinion, decision or judgment, for example to affirm a judgment after appeal or review proceeding …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • declare solemnly — index affirm (declare solemnly), swear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Oath of office — Lyndon B. Johnson taking the presidential oath of office in 1963, after the assassination of John F. Kennedy An oath of office is an oath or affirmation a person takes before undertaking the duties of an office, usually a position in government… …   Wikipedia

  • Oath of Allegiance (Canada) — Peter MacKay (left) reciting the Oath of Allegiance, as administered by Kevin G. Lynch (right), Clerk of the Privy Council, and in the presence of Governor General Michaëlle Jean (seated, centre), at Rideau Hall, 14 August 2007 The Canadian Oath… …   Wikipedia

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