confirmation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French confirmacion, from Latin confirmatio, noun of process from confirmatus (confirmed), perfect passive participle of confirmare, from con- (with) + firmare (to firm or strengthen)

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Noun[edit]

confirmation (countable and uncountable, plural confirmations)

  1. An official indicator that things will happen as planned
  2. A verification that something has happened
  3. A ceremony of sealing and conscious acknowledgement of the faith in many Christian churches, typically around the ages of 14 to 18; considered a sacrament in some churches, including Catholicism, but not in most Protestant churches

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Noun[edit]

confirmation f (plural confirmations)

  1. confirmation (all senses)