A decision upholding the decision of a lower court or agency(noun)
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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.""