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1 : to assert as true or factual
2 : to assert (as a judgment) as valid or confirmed [ed the lower court's ruling] compare remand, reverse
1 : to make a solemn declaration under the penalties of perjury in place of swearing an oath to which one conscientiously objects
2 : to uphold the judgment or actions of a lower court [the appeals court ed]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.