Define: Ratification

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Ratification

Quick Summary of Ratification

Acceptance or confirmation of an act or agreement that was signed (executed) by the confirming party itself. A treaty, for example, is not enforceable or valid until the ratification process is complete.

What is the dictionary definition of Ratification?

Dictionary Definition

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

  1. The act or process of ratifying, or the state of being ratified
  2. A formal declaration of agreement to a treaty etc


Synonyms For Ratification

approval, confirmation, endorsement, sanction, authorization

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Ratification. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. March 31, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Ratification. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: March 31, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Ratification. Retrieved March 31, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Ratification are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 6th January 2020.