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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ratify  \Rat"i*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ratified};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Ratifying}.]  [F.  ratifier,  fr  L.  ratus  fixed  by 
  calculation,  firm,  valid  +  -ficare  (in  comp.)  to  make  See 
  {Rate},  n.,  and  {-fy}.] 
  To  approve  and  sanction;  to  make  valid;  to  establish;  to 
  settle;  especially,  to  give  sanction  to  as  something  done  by 
  an  agent  or  servant;  as  to  ratify  an  agreement,  treaty,  or 
  contract;  to  ratify  a  nomination. 
  It  is  impossible  for  the  divine  power  to  set  a  seal  to 
  a  lie  by  ratifying  an  imposture  with  such  a  miracle. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  write  one's  name  in  token  of  assent,  responsibility,  or 
  obligation;  "All  parties  signed  the  peace  treaty";  "Have 
  you  signed  your  contract  yet?"  [syn:  {sign}] 

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