[ verb ] (law) write one's name in token of assent, responsibility, or obligation
"All parties signed the peace treaty" "Have you signed your contract yet?"
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
The annual spring meeting has given an impetus in three main directions : more , deeper , and more timely political consultation within the alliance , the use of the Organization for Economic_Cooperation and Development ( when ratified ) as a method of coordinating aid to the underdeveloped countries , and the need for strengthening conventional forces as_well as the maintenance of the nuclear deterrent .(San Francisco Chronicle,...)
Greece and West_Germany have ratified an agreement under which Germany will pay $ 28700000 to Greek victims of Nazi persecution , it was announced today .(Arthur S. Miller, "Toward a Concept of National...)
Ratified in the Republican_Party victory in 1952 , the Positive State is now evidenced by political_campaigns being waged not on whether but on how much social legislation there should be .(James Blish, The Star Dwellers....)
The simple treaty principle that Gabriel was asking him to ratify , in_short , was nothing less_than total trust .