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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.
It is impossible for the divine power to set a seal to
a lie by ratifying an imposture with such a miracle.
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