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 for Ratifying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ratify \Rat"i*fy\ (r[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Ratified (r[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Ratifying (r[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]`[i^]ng).] [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 confirm; 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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           It is impossible for the divine power to set a seal to
           a lie by ratifying an imposture with such a miracle.
                                                    --South.
     [1913 Webster]

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