contracts, conveyancing. 1. A contract by which that which was voidable, is made firm and unavoidable. 2. A species of conveyance. 2. 1. When a contract has been entered into by a stranger without authority, he in whose name it has been made may, by his own act, confirm it; or if the contract be made by the party himself in an informal and voidable manner, he may in a more formal manner confirm and render it valid; and in that event it will take effect, as between the parties, from the original making. To make a valid confirmation, the party must be apprised of, his rights, and where there has been a fraud in the transaction, he must be award of it, and intend to confirm his contract. 3. 2. Lord Coke defines a confirmation of an estate, to be a conveyance of an estate or right in esse, whereby a voidable estate is made sure and unavoidable; or where a particular estate is increased. 6. An infant is said to confirm his acts performed during infancy, when, after coming to full age, be expressly approves of them, or does acts from which such confirmation way be implied. Sec Ratification.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
A contract by which that which was infirm, imperfect or subject to be avoided is made firm and unavoidable. A conveyance of an estate or right in esse, whereby a voidable estate is made sure and unavoidable, or whereby a particular estate is increased. In English ecclesiastical law. The ratification by the archbishop of the election of a bishop by dean and chapter under the king’s letter missive prior to the investment and consecration of the bishop by the archbishop. 25 Hen. VIII. c, 20. Confirmation of sale. The confirmation of a judicial sale by the court which ordered it is a signification in some way (usually by the entry of an order) of the court’s approval of the terms, price, and conditions of the sale.