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- n. One who ratifies or contributes to ratification.
- n. One who is in favor of ratification.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, ratifies; a confirmer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which ratifies or sanctions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who expresses strong approval
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No drafter or ratifier would have included computer coding in a list of useful arts.
Also, a leading ratifier, adopting the Constitution and captain in the continental army during the revolution.
So, I guess we have key lawgivers like Madison and minor law givers like Supreme Court Cheif Justice and Constitution ratifier John Marshall.
You could have taken every single member of the Constitutional Convention, every single state rep who voted to ratify, every single drafter and ratifier of the 14th amendment, all of them.
And why should such broad, self-evidently adaptable phrases be interpreted solely according to what any ratifier thought, particularly when it appears that: (a) at least some chose those phrases precisely to accommodate changes they could not foresee and (b) many rejected the notion, necessarily embraced by originalists, that legal texts like the Constitution ought to be interpreted by reference to extrinsic historical materials?
Mr. Jefferson's opinion goes further than the text of the Establishment Clause and he was neither a drafter or a ratifier of the Constitution.
Les destinées de la Providence nous ayant fait prendre en possession le Grand Duché de Finlande, Nous avons voulu, par l'acte présent, confirmer et ratifier la Religion et les Lois fondamentales du Pays, ainsi que les privilèges et droits, dont chaque classe dans le dit
To this the reply (Mal 3: 1) is, "The Lord whom ye seek, and whom as messenger of the covenant (that is, divine ratifier of God's covenant with Israel) ye delight in (thinking He will restore Israel to its proper place as first of the nations), shall suddenly come," not as
Signer of the Declaration of Independence, "father of the American Revolution," ratifier of the US Constitution, governor of Massachusetts, brewer of killer beer said the following ..
The problem -- our not being a ratifier of the Law of the Sea Treaty is that we have no standing to appear at that Boundary Commission.