transitive verb Date: 1531 1. to refuse to confirm ; annul, repudiate 2. contradictdisaffirmance noun

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  • disaffirm — dis·af·firm /ˌdi sə fərm/ vt: cancel rescind used esp. of a contract made by a minor dis·af·fir·mance /ˌdi sə fər məns/ n dis·af·fir·ma·tion /ˌdis ˌa fər mā shən/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • Disaffirm — Dis af*firm , v. t. 1. To assert the contrary of; to contradict; to deny; said of that which has been asserted. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To refuse to confirm; to annul, as a judicial decision, by a contrary judgment of a superior tribunal. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disaffirm — [dis΄ə fʉrm′, dis′ə fʉrm] vt. 1. to deny or contradict (a former statement) 2. Law a) to refuse to abide by (a contract, agreement, etc.); repudiate b) to reverse or set aside (a former decision) disaffirmance n. disaffirmation [dis΄af΄ər… …   English World dictionary

  • disaffirm — disaffirmation /dis af euhr may sheuhn/, disaffirmance, n. /dis euh ferrm /, v.t. 1. to deny; contradict. 2. Law. to annul; reverse; repudiate. [1525 35; DIS 1 + AFFIRM] * * * …   Universalium

  • disaffirm — verb To deny, contradict or repudiate …   Wiktionary

  • disaffirm — Synonyms and related words: abjure, assert the contrary, belie, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, cross, deny, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown, disprove, dispute, forswear, gainsay, impugn, join issue upon, negate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • disaffirm — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of: contradict, contravene, controvert, deny, gainsay, negate, negative, oppugn. Law: traverse. See AFFIRM …   English dictionary for students

  • disaffirm — dis·af·firm || ‚dɪsÉ™ fɜːm v. reverse a decision, annul, repudiate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disaffirm — verb Law reverse (a previous decision). ↘repudiate (a settlement). Derivatives disaffirmation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • disaffirm — dis·affirm …   English syllables

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