- An example of a confirmation is making sure dinner reservations are set.
- An example of Confirmation is the sacrament a few years after Holy Communion in the Catholic faith where young adults become full members of the church.
- An example of Confirmation is the Jewish ceremony after completion of religious training where young Jews reaffirm their belief in Judaism.
- a confirming or being confirmed; corroboration; ratification; verification
- something that confirms or proves
- a Christian ceremony variously viewed as a sacrament conferring spiritual strength of the Holy Spirit or as a nonsacramental rite admitting to full church membership
- a Jewish ceremony in which young people reaffirm their belief in the basic spiritual and ethical concepts of Judaism
Origin of confirmationMiddle English and Old French confirmacion from Classical Latin confirmatio from past participle of confirmare
- a. The act of confirming.b. Something that confirms; verification.
- a. A Christian rite admitting a baptized person to full membership in a church.b. A ceremony in Judaism that marks the completion of a young person's religious training.
From Old French confirmacion, from Latin confirmatio, noun of process from confirmatus (“confirmed”), perfect passive participle of confirmare, from con- (“with”) + firmare (“to firm or strengthen”)
confirmation - Computer Definition
A typical feature of e-mail systems, allowing the sender to request that the recipient send a receipt to confirm that the message has been received and, perhaps, send another receipt to indicate that the message has been read. See also e-mail.
confirmation - Investment & Finance Definition
- A trading document sent by a broker to a customer confirming that a trade has taken place and stating its terms.
- A letter sent by an auditor to the company’s customers asking them to verify the terms of their accounts receivable or payable transactions. A confirmation also may be sent to account holders asking them to verify their account balances. A positive confirmation asks that all of the appropriate information be confirmed. A negative confirmation requests a reply only if a difference is noted.
- In technical analysis, a situation in which one technical indicator confirms another technical indicator. The term can also mean that the requirements of a technical pattern have been met, which confirms the pattern and resulting trend.
confirmation - Legal Definition
- An action, declaration, document, or statement that corroborates, ratifies, verifies, gives formal approval, or assures the validity of something. See also advice and consent.
- A court order enforcing an arbitrator’s decision. See also award, order, and judgment.
- In commercial law, an agreement, usually by a bank, to honor a letter of credit issued by someone else, usually another bank, and to seek reimbursement from the instrument’s issuer.
- In property law, a conveyance of an interest in real property to one who has or claims an existing interest in the property, thereby curing a previous conveyance that was defective, increasing or making permanent a previously conveyed interest, or making avoidable estate certain and no longer voidable. See also deed.