Latin affirmans, present participle of affirmo.
Variant of affirm
- to say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
- to make valid; confirm; uphold; ratify (a law, decision, or judgment)
Origin of affirmMiddle English affermen ; from Old French affermer ; from Classical Latin affirmare, to present as fixed ; from ad-, to + firmare, to make firm ; from firmus: see firm
Law to declare solemnly, but not under oath; make affirmation