Should the latter not be ratified, hostilities may be recommenced, and the unratified peace treaty is considered as an armistice.
The vow, therefore, remained unwitnessed and unratified, but he held it inviolable nevertheless.
They were placed by the unratified Declaration of London, Art. 24, in the class of conditional contraband; as is also coal.
The convention was left for nine years unratified by the British Government.
It was the main object sought by them in the unratified convention of 1869.
mid-14c., from Old French ratifier (13c.), from Medieval Latin ratificare "confirm, approve," literally "fix by reckoning," from Latin ratus "fixed by calculation; determined; approved; certain, sure; valid" (past participle adjective from reri "to reckon, think;" see reason (v.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Ratified; ratifying.