Simple Definition of ratify
: to make (a treaty, agreement, etc.) official by signing it or voting for it
Examples of ratify
A number of countries have refused to ratify the treaty.
<Lincoln's home state of Illinois was the first to ratify the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provided for the abolition of slavery.>
Origin of ratify
Middle English ratifien, from Anglo-French ratifier, from Medieval Latin ratificare, from Latin ratus determined, from past participle of reri to calculate — more at reason
First Known Use: 14th century
RATIFICATION Defined for Kids
Definition of ratification
: the act or process of giving legal approval to
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