- The definition of a confirmation is an act of verifying or making something certain. or a religious ceremony where young adults reaffirm their religious beliefs.
- 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 a special help 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 amp; 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.