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Definitions of approbation

  1. official approval Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. official recognition or approval Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Proof; attestation. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of approving; an assenting to the propriety of a thing with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; approval; sanction; commendation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Probation or novitiate. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Commendation; sanction. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The act of approving; sanction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The act of approving; approval; commendation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act of approving; approval; commendation; probation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. See Approve. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. The act of approving; commendation; expression of approval or satisfaction with. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. ap-prob-[=a]'shun, n. formal sanction: approval: (Shak.) confirmation.--v.t. AP'PROBATE, to approve authoritatively (obs. except in U.S.): (Scots law) to approve of as valid.--adjs. AP'PROBATORY, AP'PROBATIVE, of or belonging to one who approves.--TO APPROBATE AND REPROBATE, a phrase in Scotch law which means that no one can be permitted to accept and reject the same deed or instrument, analogous in the law of England to Election. [See APPROVE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Sanction; approval. So approbatory a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. The act of approving ; consent on the ground of propriety ; approval. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. The act of approving, or expressing himself pleased; the liking of any thing; at attestation, support. Complete Dictionary
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