To accept officially
The president of Nicaragua adhered to this treaty, but the National Congress refused to ratify it.
In 1788, Samuel Adams was a member of the Massachusetts convention to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
It was awarded to Mithradates, but the senate refused to ratify the bargain on the ground of bribery.
As the Federalists were all opposed to the Ausgleich, it was clear that a Reichsrath chosen in these circumstances would refuse to ratify it, and this was probably Belcredi's intention.
If, on attaining his majority, the king refused to ratify these promises, his subjects were ipso facto absolved from their obedience.
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