ratification

Definitions

0 Vote up! noun. the act or process of ratifying, or the state of being ratified
0 Vote up! noun. a formal declaration of agreement to a treaty etc
0 Vote up! noun. The act of ratifying; the state of being ratified; confirmation; sanction.
0 Vote up! noun. The act of ratifying; the act by which a competent authority gives sanction and validity to something done by another; also, the state of being ratified; confirmation; as, the ratification of a treaty, or of a contract or promise.
0 Vote up! noun. In law, the adoption by a person, as binding upon himself, of an act previously done in his name or on his behalf, or in such relation that he may claim it as done for his benefit, although done under such circumstances as would not bind him except by his subsequent consent, as in the case of an act done by a stranger having at the same time no authority to act as his agent, or by an agent not having adequate authority to do the act.
0 Vote up! noun. making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it

Usage

0 Vote up! While a proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution failed to gain ratification in 1982, American women do vigorously exercise their right to vote.
0 Vote up! Martinned: I know of no other country where the procedure for ratification is different from the procedure for enacting a statute that says the samething.
0 Vote up! I know of no other country where the procedure for ratification is different from the procedure for enacting a statute that says the samething.
0 Vote up! I know of no other country where the procedure for ratification is different from the procedure for enacting a statute that says the same thing.
0 Vote up! I was indicating that the legal effect of withdrawing a signature prior to ratification is unclear.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! Ratify sounds like ruttify..when u ruttify something u definately agree with it..a bit silly but may be useful..

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1 Vote up! unclebheem added a Picture 3 years 10 months ago.
0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic "Ratify sounds like ruttify..when u ruttify something u definately agree with it..a bit silly but may be useful.. " 4 years 4 days ago.