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To approve and sanction; to make valid; 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. (south)

Origin: F. Ratifier, fr. L. Ratus fixed by calculation, firm, valid _ -ficare (in comp) to make. See Rate, and -fy.