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ratification

[rat-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of ratifying; confirmation; sanction.
2.
the state of being ratified.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
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
ratificationist, noun, adjective
nonratification, noun
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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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