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Affirmed Definition

When a party to a legal matter believes a legal error occurred in their case, they can seek review by a higher court. The process of taking an issue to a higher court is called an appeal. An appeal can seek a review of a single contested issue or various legal issues. If the lower court’s ruling is “affirmed,” then it stands. An appellate court can affirm a lower court ruling because it was correct or because an error did not impact the lower court proceedings.

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