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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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9 for 2018 ratifying the statute of the Economic Judicial Authority at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
HH the Emir issued decree No 83 of 2017 ratifying the MoU between Qatar Central Bank and Bangladesh Central Bank, signed in Doha on May 8, 2017.
Shareholders also ratified the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent auditor, with at least approximately 99% of the shares present at the meeting voting "FOR" ratifying the auditor, more than the required majority of shares present.
A flurry of ratifications since the beginning of this year has increased the total number of nations ratifying the 1998 Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court to 52.
Under the convention, all nations ratifying it pledge never ``to develop, produce, otherwise acquire, stockpile or retain chemical weapons, or transfer, directly or indirectly, chemical weapons to anyone.
x emissions in any ratifying nation at their 1987 levels, require that the "best available technology" be used to limit emissions from new vehicles and power plants, mandate annual reporting of NO.
The shareholder meeting will conduct the business of ratifying the Board of Directors, and ratifying Pender Newkirk & Company, CPAs as its independent auditing firm.
1/2013 ratifying the State General Budget for fiscal year 2013.
54/2011 Ratifying the Second Protocol of the Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Properties in Case of Armed Conflict.
Japan hopes Russia will complete the process for ratifying the Kyoto Protocol at an early date as it aims at bringing the protocol into effect as soon as possible and it sees the pact as an important first step to deal with the climate change issue,'' the statement said.
Under Article V, those amendments could be sent (if Congress so decides) to special state ratifying conventions instead.