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A right to give an affirmation has existed in English law since the Quakers Act 1695 (A law according to which the solemn affirmation and declaration of the people called Quakers must be accepted instead of an oath in the usual form; 7 & 8 Testament. 3 c. 34) was passed. The text of the statement was: «I explain in the presence of Almighty God to witnesses of the truth of what I say.» [1] The right to make an affirmation is now enshrined in the Oaths Act, 1978, c. 19,[2] which prescribes the following form: «I solemnly, sincerely and truthfully declare and affirm,» and then continue with the words of the oath prescribed by law, omitting all words of denial or call to testify. [2] REAFFIRM THE PRACTICE. 1. Ratify or confirm a previous law or judgment, as if the Supreme Court were upholding the judgment of the Court of Common Pleas. 2. Give an affirmation or testify under an affirmation. The original text of the 1787 United States Constitution contains three references to an «oath or confirmation»: in Article I, senators must take a special oath or confirmation to serve as an impeachment tribunal; In article II, the President must take a specific oath or declaration before taking office (see oath of office); and Article VI requires all state and federal officials to take an oath or confirm their support for the United States Constitution.

A fourth is included in Amendment NO IV, all arrest warrants must be supported by evidence made under oath or confirmation. Ratify, strengthen, confirm, establish, affirm again. Ratify or confirm a previous law or judgment. Cowell. In the practice of courts of appeal, confirmation of a judgment, order or order means that it is valid and correct and must apply as follows; ratify and reaffirm it; I agree with its accuracy and confirm its effectiveness. In the medium. Affirm or affirm a fact; say so; the opposite of denying or crossing. Practice. Make a statement; make a solemn and formal declaration or confirm that an affidavit is true, that the witness will tell the truth, etc. This is replaced by an oath in some cases. Also to testify about the affirmation.

In contract law. It is said that a party asserts that a contract that is questionable upon election is questionable if it ratifies and accepts it, waives its right to cancel it, and acts under it as if it had been valid originally. On Friday, March 4, 1853, Franklin Pierce became the 14th President of the United States, and to this day he has been the only president to confirm the oath of office instead of swearing it. [Citation needed] To affirm something is to give it a big «YES» or confirm that it is true. A judgment, decree or order that is not upheld is either remanded in custody (referred to the lower court with instructions to correct the irregularities found in the notice of appeal) or set aside (amended by the Court of Appeal so that the decision of the lower court is set aside). All elected Members must take an oath or confirm to the Crown before they can sit. [4] Members are asked what form they prefer with the declaration «swear or affirm», which means taking an oath or making a declaration. [5] The oath or affirmation may be taken in Welsh, Gaelic, Cornish or English.

[Citation needed] The verb to affirm means to respond positively, but has a more important meaning in legal circles. People are asked to take an oath or confirm that they will tell the truth in court. Lawyers can ask people to confirm the facts, and judges can confirm decisions. In these cases, affirming means verifying or testifying to the validity of something. WHEREAS the parties hereby wish to establish the terms under which Professional may use the Services through Affirm, Inc. («Affirm») in connection with the AffiniPay Platform to enable such professionals` clients to purchase certain legal, accounting and other professional services («Professional Services»). NOW, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the mutual promises contained herein and other good and valuable considerations, the preservation and sufficiency of which are hereby recognized and which intend to be legally bound by it, AffiniPay and Professional agree that: By law, a confirmation is a solemn declaration authorized to those who refuse to take the oath for reasons of conscience. An affirmation has exactly the same legal effect as an oath, but it is usually taken to avoid the religious implications of an oath; It is therefore legally binding, but is not considered a religious oath. Some religious minorities have beliefs that allow them to make legally binding promises, but prohibit them from taking an oath before a deity.

In addition, many refuse to take a religious oath because they feel it would be worthless or inappropriate, especially in secular courts. In some jurisdictions, confirmation can only be given if such a reason is given. Some Christians, who may not be Quakers, refuse to take an oath based on Matthew 5:34 to 5:37. In the practice of the Court of Appeal, this means that the Court of Appeal has concluded that the lower court`s decision is correct and will apply as it was rendered by the lower court. v. what an appellate court does if it approves and upholds the decision of a lower court. In the practice of courts of appeal, the word means that the decision of the court of first instance is correct. The cause of such a right is an example of R v William Brayn (1678). William Brayn was accused of stealing a horse from the Quaker Ambros Galloway. Brayn pleaded not guilty. One witness said the horse belonged to Ambros Galloway, and another witness said he [probably Galloway] bought it from Brayn. As Galloway was a Quaker, he did not want to curse «for the sake of conscience» and therefore could not testify.

The court ordered the jury to find Brayn «not guilty» for lack of evidence and condemned the Quaker «as a cover-up of the crime» for «refusing the oath to be a witness to the king.» [3]. WHEREAS Affirm (itself or through its affiliates or banking partners) offers certain payment options to consumers through Affirm`s proprietary financial platform and associated application programming interfaces («APIs»), virtual card networks and other technological and access solutions (collectively, the «Services»); and it has its origins in the Quakers` refusal to take an oath that would otherwise have excluded them from many public offices. [Citation needed] Quakers believe in telling the truth at all times, and therefore they consider the act of swearing the truth to be a double standard only in court and not in everyday life. As in James 5:12, they tried to «let your yes be yes and your no be no.» [Citation needed] Ratify, establish or reaffirm. Make a solemn and formal statement, in lieu of an oath, that the statements in an affidavit are true or that a witness will tell the truth. In the practice of courts of appeal, declare a judgment, regulation or order valid and agree on its accuracy, so that it must be as it was rendered in lower court. To plead to affirm or affirm a fact. Powered by Black`s Law Dictionary, Free 2nd ed. and The Law Dictionary. WHEREAS Professional wishes to offer the services through AffiniPay to customers who wish to purchase professional services from Professional.