One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who affirms (something); a person who makes a statement or declaration.
Chiefly Law and Logic. That affirms something. Now rare.
Mid 16th century. As noun from Anglo-Norman and Law French affermant, Law French affirmant, use as noun of present participle of affermer, affirmer. As adjective from classical Latin affirmant-, affirmāns, present participle of affirmāre. Compare -ant.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.