from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. confirmation or approbation, as of an act or contract
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Confirmation or approbation, as of an act or contract.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Approval, as of something done or to be done; precedent or subsequent consent; sanction; confirmation of authority or of action.
Latin ratihabitio; ratus fixed, valid + habere to hold. (Wiktionary)