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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.
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