ratification

[ rat-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of ratifying; confirmation; sanction.
the state of being ratified.

Origin of ratification

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin ratificātiōn- (stem of ratificātiō), equivalent to ratificāt(us) (past participle of ratificāre to ratify) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

rat·i·fi·ca·tion·ist, noun, adjectivenon·rat·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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ratification


The approval from the legislative branch required to validate government agreements. In the United States, amendments to the Constitution require the ratification of state legislatures, and international treaties require the ratification of the Senate.

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