Ratify Definition

ratified, ratifies, ratifying
ratified, ratifies, ratifying
To approve or confirm; esp., to give official sanction to.
Webster's New World
To affirm or approve, usually after the fact.
Webster's New World Law

To give formal consent to; make officially valid.


Origin of Ratify

  • Middle English ratifien from Old French ratifier from Medieval Latin ratificāre Latin ratus fixed past participle of rērī to reckon, consider rate1 Latin -ficāre -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin ratifico, from Latin ratus (“reckoned").

    From Wiktionary

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