Affirmation or approval;
adoption of an action that was done on one’s behalf and treating that action as
if it had been authorized by that person before the fact of it having been
done. By ratifying an act or action, a person becomes responsible for the
consequences of that act or action. Ratification by a two-thirds vote of
Congress is needed to propose a constitutional amendment, which must then be
ratified by three fourths of the states for it to take effect.
He was then already beneficed, receiving a royal ratification of his estate as parson of Llanvarchell in the diocese of St Asaph on the 10th of March 1391/92 (Cal.
On the 13th of April 1396 he obtained ratification of the parsonage of St Stephen's, Walbrook, presented on the 30th of March by the abbot of Colchester, no doubt through his brother Robert, who restored the church and increased its endowment.
A majority of the members elected to each house may submit the question of calling a convention to the people; and if a majority of the votes cast approve, an election for members of a convention shall be held, and all acts of the convention must be submitted to the people for ratification or rejection.
This personage, who himself holds a portfolio, nominates the other ministers, his choice being subject to the ratification of the chief of the state.
In such cases the prefect must approve them, and in some cases the sanction of the general council or even ratification by the president is necessary.
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