affirmance

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Either affirm +‎ -ance or from Old French afermance

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affirmance (countable and uncountable, plural affirmances)

  1. (uncountable) The act of affirming, affirmation
  2. (countable, law) A decision upholding the decision of a lower court or agency
    • 1934, Report of the Commission on the Administration of Justice in New York State[1], page 388:
      Of these 248 appeals the Appellate Division reviewed 4, rendering 3 affirmances and 1 reversal, 75% affirmances, 25% reversals.

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