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DISAFFIRM, v.t. disafferm. [dis and affirm.]
1. To deny; to contradict. 2. To overthrow or annul, as a judicial decision, by a contrary judgment of a superior tribunal.
transitive verb Date: 1531 to refuse to confirm 1. ; annul, repudiate 2. contradict • disaffirmance noun v.tr. Law 1 reverse (a previous decision). 2 repudiate (a settlement).
Derivatives: disaffirmation n. Disaffirm Dis`af*firm", v. t. 1. To assert the contrary of; to contradict; to deny; -- said of that which has been asserted. 2. (Law) To refuse to confirm; to annul, as a judicial decision, by a contrary judgment of a superior tribunal.
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