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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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The use of external third-party confirmations has been an integral procedure since the issuance of the first professional auditing standards by the Committee on Auditing Procedure in 1939, which required the confirmation of accounts receivable.
Two essential deviations which are observed in the sending process of requiring confirmation by some auditors resulting in tarnishing of confirmations sending process and finally decreasing of reliability are as follows:
Accordingly, depending on the circumstances of the audit, audit evidence in the form of external confirmations received directly by the auditor from confirming parties may be more reliable than evidence generated internally by the entity.
Passengers can use the service, which costs EUR1, to receive SMS booking confirmations to their mobile phones, rather than printing off a confirmation e-mail.
Sadly, Supreme Court confirmations have devolved into litmus tests on policy positions, appropriate for the election of legislators but exactly the opposite of what should be required of a judge.
The diocesan bishop may appoint another bishop, but (unlike a plan proposed by a bishops' task force in Canada) the visiting bishop would not have jurisdiction, that is, power to conduct confirmations or hire clergy.
The ASB's recommended revision grew out of its consideration of Practice Alert 2003-1, "Audit Confirmations," and recommendations relevant to the use of confirmations in "The Panel on Audit Effectiveness, Report and Recommendations, August 31, 2000.
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He found them to be more intensely moved by the liturgy than parents were at other Confirmations celebrated separately.