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  1. ratifying

    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.

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  1. Ratifying

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  1. ratifyingverb

    Verb form of the word ratify.

    He was ratifying the agreement with her and their teams united in achieving the peace agreement.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ratifying in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ratifying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ratifying in a Sentence

  1. Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan:

    We were ready for a fully-fledged settlement in our relations with Turkey by ratifying these protocols, but we were also ready for failure.

  2. Pat Carey:

    I think we're a more gentle society, we're more tolerant. Ratifying the marriage equality referendum will help along that road and I frankly don't think the sky is going to fall in.

  3. James Madison:

    Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL, and not a NATIONAL constitution.

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