ratification


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rat·i·fy

 (răt′ə-fī′)
tr.v. rat·i·fied, rat·i·fy·ing, rat·i·fies
To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm: The Senate ratified the treaty.

[Middle English ratifien, from Old French ratifier, from Medieval Latin ratificāre : Latin ratus, fixed, past participle of rērī, to reckon, consider; see rate1 + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

rat′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
rat′i·fi′er n.

ratification

The declaration by which a nation formally accepts, with or without reservation, the content of a standardization agreement. See also implementation; reservation; subscription.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ratification - making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it; "the ratification of the treaty"; "confirmation of the appointment"
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing

ratification

noun approval, sanction, acceptance, confirmation, endorsement, authorization The accord is subject to ratification by the five parliaments.

ratification

noun
An act of confirming officially:
Translations
إقْرار، تَصْديق على
ratifikace
ratifikation
ratifitseerimine
ratifikálásutólagos jóváhagyás
staîfesting
ratifikácia
onaylamatasdik

ratification

[ˌrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nratificación f

ratification

[ˌrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] nratification f

ratification

ratification

[ˌrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] n (frm) → ratifica

ratify

(ˈrӕtifai) verb
to approve and agree to formally and officially, especially in writing.
ˌratifiˈcation noun
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Had you followed Captain Ahab down into his cabin after the squall that took place on the night succeeding that wild ratification of his purpose with his crew, you would have seen him go to a locker in the transom, and bringing out a large wrinkled roll of yellowish sea charts, spread them before him on his screwed-down table.
A few days afterwards, being again required to execute a ratification of these deeds before a notary and witnesses, and refusing to do so, he was once more subjected to the same torture, until his agony was so excessive that he exclaimed,
It has not a little contributed to the infirmities of the existing federal system, that it never had a ratification by the PEOPLE.
On the abolition of royalty the consular administration was substituted by Brutus, who stepped forward with a project for such a reform, which, he alleged, had been prepared by Tullius Hostilius, and to which his address obtained the assent and ratification of the senate and people.
An exchange of names is equivalent to a ratification of good will and amity among these simple people; and as we were aware of this fact, we were delighted that it had taken place on the present occasion.
The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.
With this satisfactory decision the council ended after the ratification of a Loyal League, by which the friends pledged themselves to stand staunchly by one another, through the trials of the coming year.
Another ratification of agreement with the prevalent opinion between Smith and Jones.
No, brother," answered the lady, "I insist on the formality of its being delivered me, with a full ratification of all the concessions stipulated.
Done," said Hall, putting out his hand in ratification.
I was very much interested in looking over a number of treaties made from time to time with the poor Indians, signed by the different chiefs at the period of their ratification, and preserved in the office of the Secretary to the Commonwealth.
The ratification dates from--these,' said the cherub, giving a little pull at the lappels of his coat and the pockets of his trousers.