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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ratify.


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  • Let him who in the Lord is able to do so resolve the question and demonstrate the agreement of the Ecumenical Councils with the Apostolic Canons and those of St. Basil that they ratified … '' [113] there must be, therefore, another explanation regarding the manner of action of these two Ecumenical Councils, in spite of the fact that especially Penthekte '' ratifies '' Canons which otherwise it appears to


  • Unless Congress ratifies the agreement this summer, Korean government officials say, it risks getting entangled in Korean politics as lawmakers there start to avoid contentious legislation in the run-up to April parliamentary elections.

    Seoul Presses U.S. to Pass Trade Deal

  • The ruling by the National Court of Justice, Ecuador's supreme court, ratifies a lower-court decision that sentenced owners of El Universo, Ecuador's most influential paper, and a former columnist to three years in prison for defaming President Rafael Correa in a column.

    High Court Upholds Libel Suit in Ecuador

  • The problem for the very rich, poor dears, is finding objects to buy that are truly exclusive, so that owning them, possessing them, ratifies their wealth.

    Massive, but Not for the Masses

  • President Assad ratifies the decision two days later.

    Months of Unrest Led to US Call for Assad to Resign

  • When the US ratifies a treaty, it has the force of law.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Real Torture Debate

  • Perhaps this only ratifies the judgment that I am completely out of sync with the publishing times, am so marginal in my view about this that I can be safely disregarded, but frankly the last thing I would ever do is advice someone to publish the likes of Peyton Place, especially if Calvino could get published instead.

    Writing and Publishing

  • Since it is the system that ratifies the product — ipso facto, no one outside the community of experts is qualified to rate the value of the work produced within it — the most important function of the system is not the production of knowledge.

    Professionalization of Academia « Beki's Blog (there's an original name)

  • On the one hand, it ratifies a treaty that provides for freedom of expression while on the other hand, it passes a law allowing for prosecution of holocaust denial.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Canadian University Restricting Graphic Posters That Compare Abortion to Genocide

  • For Mr. Boehner, the question is not only whether the House ultimately ratifies a deal he helped negotiate.

    Congress Spending Talks Stir Unease


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