Definition of On approval

1. Adverb. For examination (with an option to buy). "They took the VCR on approval"

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Lexicographical Neighbors of On Approval

on a stick
on a whim
on a wing and a prayer
on about
on accident
on account
on account of
on acid
on air
on all-fours
on all fours
on an individual basis
on an irregular basis
on and off
on and on
on approval (current term)
on average
on background
on balance
on base
on behalf of
on bended knee
on board
on call
on camera
on cloud nine
on condition
on course
on deck
on deck circle

Literary usage of On approval

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1. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"In the following cases, a sale on approval was similarly held to become absolute. Moss v. Sweet, 16 QB 493; Re Downing Paper Co., 147 Fed. 858; Mowbray v. ..."

2. Cases on Business Law by William Everett Britton, Ralph Stanley Bauer (1922)
"In the contract to sell on approval the buyer, while he does not have title, ... If the sale is on approval, the buyer is a mere bailee until he elects to ..."

3. A Treatise on the Effect of the Contract of Sale on the Legal Rights of by Colin Blackburn Blackburn (1910)
"Thus if goods- are sent for sale on approval or return, no property vests until the buyer's approval, because that was the intention of the parties («). ..."

4. Handbook of the Law of Sales by Francis Buchanan Tiffany (1908)
"When goods are delivered to the buyer on approval, or on trial, or on satisfaction, or other similar terms, unless a different intention appears, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Personal Property by James Schouler (1896)
"Sales "on trial" or "on approval," as they are termed, also afford instances of condition precedent ; to which may be added as a conditional one the bargain ..."

6. The Principles of German Civil Law by Ernest Joseph Schuster (1907)
"Sale on approval. 196. A sale on approval (Kauf auf Probe) must be ... A sale on approval either begins to be operative on the approval of the goods by the ..."

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