confirmation
noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or process of confirming: as a. (1) a Christian rite conferring the gift of the Holy Spirit and among Protestants full church membership (2) a ceremony especially of Reform Judaism confirming youths in their faith b. the ratification of an executive act by a legislative body 2. a. confirming proof ; corroboration b. the process of supporting a statement by evidenceconfirmational adjective

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  • Confirmation — • Describes its origin from Biblical texts and how it has been handed down through the ages. The rite is briefly described, and the minister, matter, form, recipient, effects, necessity and sponsors are detailed Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • confirmation — [ kɔ̃firmasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; lat. confirmatio 1 ♦ Action de confirmer, de rendre plus certain. ⇒ affirmation, assurance, certitude, consécration. Confirmation d une nouvelle, d une promesse. Il m en a donné confirmation. Confirmation d un acte …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • confirmation — con·fir·ma·tion /ˌkän fər mā shən/ n 1: the act or process of confirming, assuring, or upholding seeking confirmation of the agreement; specif: the ratification of an executive act by a legislative body senate confirmation of the Supreme Court… …   Law dictionary

  • confirmation — CONFIRMATION. sub. f. Ce qui rend une chose ferme et stable. La confirmation d une Sentence, d un Arrêt. Obtenir des Lettres de confirmation. Payer le droit de confirmation. Confirmation de priviléges, de droits, de prérogatives, d honoraires,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • confirmation — Confirmation. s. f. v. Ce qui rend une chose plus ferme, plus stable. La confirmation d une Sentence, d un Arrest. obtenir des Lettres de confirmation. Il se dit aussi, De la nouvelle & plus expresse assurance d une chose qui avoit desja esté… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Confirmation — Con fir*ma tion, n. [F. confirmation, L. confirmatio.] 1. The act of confirming or strengthening; the act of establishing, ratifying, or sanctioning; as, the confirmation of an appointment. [1913 Webster] Their blood is shed In confirmation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confirmation — (v. lat.), 1) Bestätigung; 2) Bestätigung eines Rechtsgeschäfts durch den Regenten, od. durch die Civilobrigkeit (C. judicialis); diese Bestätigung ist entweder zur Gültigkeit des Geschäfts wesentlich erforderlich (C. utilis, C. necessaria), in… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Confirmation — Confirmation, Bestätigung, Versicherung, daß Etwas gewiß sein soll. Man bezeichnet mit diesem Worte eine religiöse Handlung, welche billig für eine der bedeutungsvollsten gehalten werden möchte. Im Namen des neugebornen Weltbürgers hatten… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • confirmation — the final approval by the bankruptcy court of a debtor s plan of reorganization. Confirmation takes place after the plan has been approved by creditors (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) The official act of the court in approving a plan or a… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Confirmation — ситуация, когда несколько индикаторов подтверждают анализ рынка. См. также: Торговые сигналы Финансовый словарь Финам …   Финансовый словарь

  • confirmation — c.1300, confyrmacyoun, the Church rite, from O.Fr. confirmacion (13c.) strengthening, confirmation; proof; ratification, from L. confirmationem (nom. confirmatio) a securing, establishing; an assurance, encouragement, noun of action from… …   Etymology dictionary

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