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The oaths were ratified by the sacrifice of a bull, a wolf , a boar, and a ram over a shield.

Upon the committee's return to Philadelphia, its actions were ratified by Congress.

Kerry responded to the sentiment with a fac-simile sigh, and the peace was ratified.

On October 17, 1803, the Senate ratified the treaty by a vote of twenty-four to seven.

This will was ratified by Augustus with the exception of the title given to Archelaus.

When it met, it did not even ask that the 'state of religion' should be ratified.

This decision was ratified at the convention in Stillwater, the last of August 1848.

It was ratified by the states in 1920, 14 years after Susan B. Anthony's death.

In 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified and the body adjourned.

What might have been the result had the treaty been ratified by Spain can only be surmised.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French ratifier (13c.), from Medieval Latin ratificare "confirm, approve," literally "fix by reckoning," from Latin ratus "fixed by calculation; determined; approved; certain, sure; valid" (past participle adjective from reri "to reckon, think;" see reason (v.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Ratified; ratifying.

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