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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ratification, confirmationnoun

    making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it

    "the ratification of the treaty"; "confirmation of the appointment"

Wiktionary

  1. ratificationnoun

    the act or process of ratifying, or the state of being ratified

  2. ratificationnoun

    a formal declaration of agreement to a treaty etc

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ratificationnoun

    The act of ratifying; confirmation.

    Etymology: ratification, Fr. from ratify.

Wikipedia

  1. Ratification

    Ratification is a principal's approval of an act of its agent that lacked the authority to bind the principal legally. Ratification defines the international act in which a state indicates its consent to be bound to a treaty if the parties intended to show their consent by such an act. In the case of bilateral treaties, ratification is usually accomplished by exchanging the requisite instruments, and in the case of multilateral treaties, the usual procedure is for the depositary to collect the ratifications of all states, keeping all parties informed of the situation. The institution of ratification grants states the necessary time-frame to seek the required approval for the treaty on the domestic level and to enact the necessary legislation to give domestic effect to that treaty. The term applies to private contract law, international treaties, and constitutions in federal states such as the United States and Canada. The term is also used in parliamentary procedure in deliberative assemblies.

ChatGPT

  1. ratification

    Ratification is the formal approval, acceptance, or validation of an action, decision, or agreement, making it officially valid and legally binding. It often involves a principle or agent, such as a government or organization, approving a previously unauthorized act.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ratificationnoun

    the act of ratifying; the state of being ratified; confirmation; sanction; as, the ratification of a treaty

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. ratification.]

Wikidata

  1. 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. ratification

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. ratification

    The act and process of to ratify.

    The government had to ratify the treaty from the United Nations and they ensured they completed it efficiently.


    Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ratification in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ratification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ratification in a Sentence

  1. An EU official:

    This would give time for any ratification required by national parliaments before the current EU bailout deal expires on February 28.

  2. Harley Shaiken:

    UAW members are focused on how a deal will affect them, but even a small number of angry members could color a ratification vote on a contract.

  3. Jessica Levinson:

    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.

  4. Simon Charlton:

    The trustee has requested the court for permission to form a creditors committee and we hope that we can get a committee formed quickly and then finalize a proposal with a target to get a creditor vote on a proposal that can be presented to the court for ratification within 90 days.

  5. European Council President Donald Tusk:

    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.

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