Definition of Approbation

1. Noun. Official approval.

Generic synonyms: Approval
Derivative terms: Approbate, Approbate, Approve



2. Noun. Official recognition or approval.
Generic synonyms: Approval, Commendation
Derivative terms: Approbate, Approbate, Approve, Approve
Antonyms: Disapprobation

Definition of Approbation

1. n. Proof; attestation.

Definition of Approbation

1. Noun. The act of approving; an assenting to the propriety of a thing with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; approval, sanction, commendation or official recognition ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Approbation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Approbation

approachableness
approached
approacher
approachers
approaches
approachest
approacheth
approaching
approachless
approachment
approacht
approbate
approbated
approbates
approbating
approbation (current term)
approbations
approbative
approbativeness
approbator
approbators
approbatory
approof
approofs
appropinquate
appropinquation
appropinquity
approportionate
appropriabilities
appropriability

Literary usage of Approbation

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1827)
"[21] Condition for marriage with consent and approbation, with a limitation over on marriage without such content or approbation: Lord Hardwicke'a opinion, ..."

2. The Theory of Moral Sentiments;, Or,, An Essay Towards an Analysis of the by Adam Smith (1804)
"... is concerning the principle of approbation, concerning the power or faculty of the mind which renders certain characters agreeable or ..."

3. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1813)
"... who in the year i645, on the i6th of June, fent their approbation of a ... together) to the great council as follows : approbation of the Agreement. ..."

4. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"Give me your approbation, then, Fanny. I am not comfortable without it." " No, I cannot think of anything else." " Oh, cousin ! " and yet . ..."

5. A Grammar of Logic and Intellectual Philosophy, on Didactic Principles: For by Alexander Jamieson (1822)
"Of Moral approbation and Disapprobation. 555. The judgments we form in speculative matters are dry and unaffecting;—our moral judgments, from their nature, ..."

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