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Definitions of approbation

  1. official approval Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. Probation or novitiate. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Commendation; sanction. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The act of approving; sanction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The act of approving; approval; commendation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The act of approving; approval; commendation; probation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. See Approve. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. 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.

Usage examples for approbation

  1. The treaty of Paris upon the whole has his approbation – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. In endeavouring to excite various individuals to the same conduct in a particular case, we learn, that in one, we have to appeal only to his sense of duty,- in another, to his love of approbation while, on a third, nothing will make any impression except what bears upon his interest or his pleasure. – The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings by John Abercrombie
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