making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it
"the ratification of the treaty"; "confirmation of the appointment"
the act or process of ratifying, or the state of being ratified
a formal declaration of agreement to a treaty etc
the act of ratifying; the state of being ratified; confirmation; sanction; as, the ratification of a treaty
Origin: [Cf. F. ratification.]
Ratification is a principal's approval of an act of its agent where the agent lacked authority to legally bind the principal. The term applies to private contract law, international treaties, and constitutionals in federations such as the United States and Canada.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. The declaration by which a nation formally accepts, with our without reservation, the content of a standardization agreement. 2. The process of approving an unauthorized commitment by an official who has the authority to do so. See also implementation; subscription; unauthorized commitment.
The numerical value of ratification in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of ratification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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The ratification of the protocols is something that we want, but it takes two to tango and it does not only depend on us.
This would give time for any ratification required by national parliaments before the current EU bailout deal expires on February 28.
As Colombia's Ambassador to the United States during the free trade agreement's ratification in the United States Congress, I saw no evidence that any part of the treaty was impacted by any contribution made to the Clinton Foundation or any other group in the United States.
My intuition is that treaty change is close to mission impossible today because it's not only about rationality, about good argument, we need unanimity between 28 member states, in the European parliament, in 28 national parliaments in the process of ratification. To say that it is a Pandora's Box is too little.
Trump thinks ‘our country is going to hell.’ Well, there is likely little more than a chance in hell that we are going to amend the Constitution, amending the Constitution is one of the most serious things that lawmakers can do. Therefore the path to doing it is rightfully arduous. I would put the chances … as beyond a longshot. To be sure, changing the Constitution, the supreme law of the land, would require a two-thirds vote in Congress, then ratification from three-fourths of state legislatures. It could also be changed through a constitutional convention in which at least 34 states convene to vote on an amendment, which would then need ratification from a minimum 38 states. Trump since announcing his candidacy in mid-June has made illegal immigrants from Mexico a top concern and has suggested several solutions -- including a wall along the southern border and the change to birthright citizenship.
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