Definitions

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  • adj. That does not ratify (a treaty, etc.).

Etymologies

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non- +‎ ratifying

Examples

  • The alternative was likely to cause a lasting division in the union and raised the real possibility of serious and ultimately violent conflicts between the ratifying and nonratifying states.17

    Ratification

  • No place could get the required seven votes, and that became particularly difficult after the two nonratifying states stopped voting on the issue.

    Ratification

  • Being associated with Rhode Island, the only other nonratifying state, pleased nobody in North Carolina.75

    Ratification

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