Definition of disaffirm in English:

disaffirm

Line breaks: dis|af¦firm
Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈfəːm
 
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verb

[with object] Law
  • 1Reverse (a previous decision).
  • 1.1Repudiate (a settlement): to disaffirm a contract is to say it never existed
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    • It was specifically disaffirmed by Justice Lindgren at trial.
    • However, failing to find differential receptiveness does not disaffirm this possibility if the polygyny allele is fixed in the population.
    • To do so is to disaffirm the universal fatherhood of God and the unity of His Torah.

Derivatives

disaffirmation

Pronunciation: /dɪsˌafəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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  • Girls are besieged by disaffirmations in the media that encourage accessorizing over opinions.
  • What could these affirmations and disaffirmations mean when examining the doctrine of providence?
  • This graduate started with considerable disaffirmation of his identity as a graduate.

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