Definition of ratification in English:

ratification

noun

mass noun
  • The action of signing or giving formal consent to a treaty, contract, or agreement, making it officially valid.

    ‘ratification of the treaty raised problems in several member states’
    • ‘The ratification of the treaty is the only way these countries can accede to the EU.’
    • ‘Reconciliation cannot wait for the ratification of a comprehensive peace treaty.’
    • ‘Ratification of the agreement by pilots will require several weeks.’
    • ‘On February 16, 2005, 140 nations celebrated the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.’
    • ‘No time limit had been placed on ratification of these initial amendments by Congress.’
    • ‘The Convention will be in force after ratification by 30 governments.’
    • ‘They enter into force upon ratification by Parliament.’
    • ‘The treaty requires ratification by referenda in a number of EU states.’
    • ‘The administration did not intend to submit the treaty for Senate ratification.’
    • ‘The final ratification was lodged with the Council in October 1997.’

Pronunciation

ratification

/ratɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/