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ratify

v. to confirm and adopt the act of another even though it was not approved beforehand. Example: An employee for Holsinger's Hardware orders carpentry equipment from Phillips Screws and Nails although the employee was not authorized to buy anything. The president of Holsinger's ratifies the deal when Phillips delivers the order. A person under the legal age who makes a contract, may ratify the contract when he/she reaches majority (usually 18) or may refuse to honor it without obligation.

ratify

verb accept, accredit, acknowledge, affirm, agree to, approve, assent, assure, attest, authenticate, back, bear out, buttress, certify, circumstantiate, concur, confirm, consent, corroborate, countenance, countersign, endorse, establish, guarantee, indorse, insure, make valid, pass, sanction, seal, sign, subscribe, substantiate, support, sustain, uphold, validate, verify, warrant
Associated concepts: estoppel, express ratification, principal and agent
See also: accept, accredit, acknowledge, adduce, affirm, agree, approve, assent, attest, bear, bestow, certify, comply, concur, confirm, consent, corroborate, cosign, countenance, countersign, embrace, endorse, fix, indorse, pass, recommend, respond, sanction, seal, sign, subscribe, substantiate, support, sustain, uphold, validate
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In the case of the mixedc pair, the home executive will offer the foreign autocrat a point on the Pareto frontier when such a point is ratifiable.
The constitutional order can be considered ratifiable only in the context of a capacity to envision (and to endorse) a fundamentally different alternative" (p.
The arguments over what was or was not ratifiable revealed more starkly than most British subjects had probably realised that in vital areas, including some agreements with foreign governments, the government is not directly accountable to Parliament but can exercise Crown prerogative.
National interests provide the guidelines used by those responsible for the implementation of our strategy, and the basis on which diplomats negotiate agreements in precise and ratifiable form.
This model best captures Putnam's logic of two-level games in which international bargaining is dominated by the negotiator's search for ratifiable agreements.