Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
ratifier, fr. L.
ratusfixed by calculation, firm, valid +
-ficare(in comp.) to make. See
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;
ratifyan agreement, treaty, or contract; to
It is impossible for the divine power to set a seal to a lie by
ratifyingan imposture with such a miracle.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To confirm; to establish; to settle.
We have ratified to them the borders of Judea.
2.To approve and sanction; to make valid; as, to ratify an agreement or treaty.