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ratification (n.)

"act by which a competent authority gives sanction and validity to something done by another," mid-15c., ratificacion, from Old French ratification (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin ratificationem (nominative ratificatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of ratificare "to confirm, approve" (see ratify).

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Definitions of ratification

ratification (n.)
making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it;
the ratification of the treaty
Synonyms: confirmation
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