ratification

Ratification is the official way to confirm something, usually by vote. It is the formal validation of a proposed law.

We almost never use the word ratification except to talk about process by which proposed laws, treaties, and agreements are officially recognized. In the United States, any amendment to the Constitution requires ratification by at least three quarters of the states, even after Congress has approved it.

Definitions of ratification
  1. noun
    making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it
    “the ratification of the treaty”
    synonyms: confirmation
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    type of:
    agreement
    the verbal act of agreeing
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