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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: ratifier, from Medieval Latin ratificare, from Latin ratus; RATE1

ratify

verb
     
rat‧i‧fy past tense and past participle ratified, present participle ratifying, third person singular ratifies [transitive]
PGSCL to make a written agreement official by signing it
ratify a treaty/an agreement/a decision etc
We hope that the republics will be willing to ratify the treaty.
ratification noun [uncountable]
an attempt to delay ratification of the treaty
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