Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A confirmation.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The conveyance of an estate or the communication of a right that one hath in or unto lahds or tenements, to another that hath the possession thereof or some other estate therein, whereby a voidable estate is made sure and unavoidable or whereby a particular estate is increased or enlarged. Shep. Touch. 311; 2 Bl. Comm. 325.
    —Confirmatio crescens. An enlarging confirmation ; one which enlarges a rightful estate. Shep. Touch. 311.
    —Confirmatio diminuens. A diminishing confirmation. A confirmation which tends and serves to diminish and abridge the services whereby a tenant doth hold, operating as a release df part of the services. Shep. Touch. 311.
    —Confirmatio perfidens. A confirmation which makes valid a wrongful and defeasible title, or makes a conditional estate absolute. Shep. Touch. 311.