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- n. the act or process of ratifying, or the state of being ratified
- n. a formal declaration of agreement to a treaty etc
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of ratifying; the state of being ratified; confirmation; sanction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it
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While a proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution failed to gain ratification in 1982, American women do vigorously exercise their right to vote.
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.
I know of no other country where the procedure for ratification is different from the procedure for enacting a statute that says the samething.
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.
I was indicating that the legal effect of withdrawing a signature prior to ratification is unclear.
Meanwhile the process of ratification is to be resumed next week with second reading of the European Union (Amendment) Bill which will also occupy much of the week following.
Mr. Jefferson Davis was to be inaugurated as First President of the South on this day (the 22nd), and has selected the especial sacred volume on which "his lips shall be pressed" in ratification of his vow to protect the system of man-stealing and man-selling.
The company announced this December that they had received approval and ratification from the Albanian government to conduct exploration activities.
The EU has been waiting in suspense for Klaus's signature, the last step in Czech ratification after local lawmakers approved the treaty earlier this year.
Yeah … I’m personally very thankful that the process of ratification is so difficult.