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English definition of “ratification”

ratification

noun [U]     /ˌrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
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 ratification vote for noon Wednesday.
(Definition of ratification noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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