- 1The action of confirming something or the state of being confirmed: Sylvia received official confirmation of the instructorshipMore example sentences
- He received confirmation local authority houses were being built in Onion's Field.
- But he did so some time after his department had received formal written confirmation of the fact.
- We're waiting on official confirmation that she did indeed leave this route and it's incredible.
- 2(In the Christian Church) the rite at which a baptized person, especially one baptized as an infant, affirms Christian belief and is admitted as a full member of the church.More example sentences
- Members attend ritual events such as baptisms, confirmations, wedding ceremonies, and funerals and major religious events such as Christmas and Easter.
- This will stop them inviting you to baptisms, communions, confirmations, funerals and possibly even weddings.
- Local priests hold religious services and perform baptisms, confirmations, weddings, and funerals.
- 2.1The Jewish ceremony of bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah.More example sentences
- Liberal and Reform synagogues have abandoned their erstwhile preference for confirmation over Bar and Batmitzvah.
- At the age of thirteen, he had a traditional Jewish confirmation which was soon followed by an interest in Catholicism.
- The first time a Jewish confirmation was conducted seems to have been in the modern Jewish school in Dessau in 1803.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin confirmatio(n-), from confirmare 'make firm, establish' (see confirm).