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Definition of "affirmance" []

  • The act of affirming, affirmation (noun)
  • A decision upholding the decision of a lower court or agency (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "affirmance" in a sentence
  • "I can actually agree with affirmative action when the affirmance is justified – right after the segregation ended."
  • "Because the Justices split 4-4, there was no opinion and the affirmance is not a precedent."
  • "Mark Batten, a Boston lawyer who has represented management in class actions, said, "The court's questions suggest that an outright affirmance of the lower court is unlikely, but it is difficult to assess how broad the court's opinion will be.""