ratification
I noun acceptance, acknowledgment, approbation, approval, assent, certification, confirmation, consent, corroboration, endorsement, sanctio, sanction, stamp of approval, substantiation, validation associated concepts: implied ratification, ratification of a contract, ratification of unauthorized acts foreign phrases:
- Ratihabitio mandato aequiparatur. — Ratification is equivalent to an express command.
- Omnis ratihabitio retrotrahitur et mandato priori aequiparatur. — every ratification relates back and is taken to be the equal of prior authority
- In maleficio, ratihabitio mandato comparatur. — In tort, a ratification is regarded as a command.
II index acceptance, acknowledgment (acceptance), adoption (acceptance), affirmance (authentication), affirmation, approval, assent, certification (attested copy), charter (sanction), confirmation, consent, corroboration, indorsement, jurat, legalization, proof, sanction (permission), stamp, subscription, support (corroboration)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


ratification
affirmation of a previous and unauthorised Act; ratification has the effect of putting the Act in the same position as if it had been originally authorised. For example, the confirmation or ratification by a principal of an unauthorised contract entered into by his agent: see Firth v . Staines [1897] 2 QB 70.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


ratification
See: ratify
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Employment Law & HR
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


ratification
n. 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.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


ratification
The confirmation or adoption of an act that has already been performed.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


ratification
The confirmation or adoption of an act that has already been performed.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

ratification
n.
   confirmation of an action which was not pre-approved and may not have been authorized, usually by a principal (employer) who adopts the acts of his/her agent (employee).
   See also: agent, principal

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • ratification — [ ratifikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • rattification 1358; XVe « confirmation des catéchumènes »; lat. médiév. ratificatio « confirmation » 1 ♦ Action de ratifier. Ratification verbale, écrite, sous seing privé. ⇒ confirmation, homologation. Confirmation par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ratification — is the act of giving official sanction or approval to a formal document such as a treaty or constitution. It includes the process of adopting an international treaty by the legislature, a constitution, or another nationally binding document (such …   Wikipedia

  • ratification — Ratification. s. f. v. Approbation, confirmation par acte public de ce qui a esté fait ou promis. Ratification d un traité. la ratification d un contract. Il se prend plus ordinairement pour l acte public par lequel on ratifie. Le traité a esté… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Ratification — Rat i*fi*ca tion (r[a^]t [i^]*f[i^]*k[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. ratification.] The act of ratifying; the state of being ratified; confirmation; sanction; as, the ratification of a treaty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ratification — UK US /ˌrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [U] ► LAW, POLITICS the act of voting on a decision or signing a written agreement to make it official: »The European Parliament s most vital responsibility is ratification of the EU budget. » The union has scheduled a …   Financial and business terms

  • ratification — mid 15c., from O.Fr. ratification (14c.) or directly from M.L. ratificationem (nom. ratificatio, 13c.), noun of action from pp. stem of L. ratificare (see RATIFY (Cf. ratify)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ratification — (v. lat.), die Bestätigung eines Friedens od. sonstigen Vertrages durch die höheren od. höchsten Behörden eines Staates. Solche beiderseits Ratificirte Instrumente werden dann gegenseitig ausgewechselt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ratification — oder Ratihabition, lat. deutsch, nachträgliche Genehmigung eines abgeschlossenen Rechtsgeschäftes …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • RATIFICATION — s. f. Approbation, confirmation, dans la forme requise, de ce qui a été fait ou promis. Ratification sous seing privé. Ratification par acte public. Ratification par écrit. Ratification verbale. Le mineur signa au contrat, et promit de donner sa… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • RATIFICATION — n. f. Approbation confirmation, dans la forme requise, de ce qui a été fait ou promis. Ratification sous seing privé. Ratification par acte public. Ratification par écrit. Ratification verbale. Le mineur signa au contrat et promit de donner sa… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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