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confirmation,

Christian rite in which the initiation into the church that takes place by baptismbaptism
[Gr., =dipping], in most Christian churches a sacrament. It is a rite of purification by water, a ceremony invoking the grace of God to regenerate the person, free him or her from sin, and make that person a part of the church.
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 is confirmed. In the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Eastern churches, it is a sacramentsacrament
[Lat.,=something holy], an outward sign of something sacred. In Christianity, a sacrament is commonly defined as having been instituted by Jesus and consisting of a visible sign of invisible grace. Christianity is divided as to the number and operation of sacraments.
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 by which a Christian is strengthened in his faith. In the Lutheran and Anglican churches it is universally used, but it is not a sacrament (except among High Anglicans). In the East it is conferred by the priest on the newly baptized person of any age. In the West it is ordinarily an episcopal function, and the recipient has reached a canonical age of discretion. Confirmation consists of the laying on of hands and anointing with chrism, a mixture of oil and balm; Anglicans and Lutherans have abandoned the anointing. Some other Protestant churches use the term confirmation for the ceremony of admitting baptized persons into full church membership. Scriptural passages cited as authority for confirmation include Acts 8.14–17; 19.

confirmation

1. a rite in several Christian churches that confirms a baptized person in his faith and admits him to full participation in the church
2. (in the philosophy of science) the relationship between an observation and the theory which it supposedly renders more probable
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Confirmation has a 19-year history of providing digital confirmation services to more than 16,000 audit firms, 4,000 banks and departments and 5,000 law firms across 170 countries.
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* Competence of the recipient--Recipients may be apathetic about the confirmation process, and management may have assigned responsibility to an individual who will sign and return the confirmation without adequate concern for its accuracy.
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Directorate for European Integration delivered integral version of the answers in official languages of BiH and in English to all governments in BiH and Council of Ministers of BiH for confirmation.
Where defendant became liable for damages arising from an accident involving a leased vehicle, his circuit court appeal is dismissed because a letter from the vehicle's owner was not a "written irrevocable confirmation of indemnity coverage" for appeal purposes.