adjective. ['ˈrætəˌfaɪd'] formally approved and invested with legal authority.
1. Verb, past participle The Constitution was ratified in 1789, becoming the highest law in the United States of America. 2. Verb, past tense This amendment was proposed in 1803 and ratified in 1804.
1. Errors do not cease to be errors simply because they’re ratified into law. - E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly