Definition of Secret approval
1. Noun. (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing.
Generic synonyms: Approval, Commendation
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Connive
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Literary usage of Secret approval
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The chronicle of England by John Capgrave, Francis Charles Hingeston (1864)
"How the tyrant Vortigern cut off the heads of those very Picts who with his own secret approval had slain Kim/ Constant. How he usurped the kingdom, ..."
2. A Collection of the Chronicles and Ancient Histories of Great Britain, Now by Jehan de Wavrin, William Hardy (1864)
"... of those very Picts who with his own secret approval had slain King Constant. How he usurped the kingdom, and retained at his court the ..."
3. A Collection of the Chronicles and Ancient Histories of Great Britain, Now by Jehan de Wavrin, William Hardy, Edward L. C. P. Hardy (1864)
"How the tyrant Vortigern cut off the heads of those very Pietà who with his own secret approval ... secret approval ..."
4. The Ethical Teaching of Jesus by Charles Augustus Briggs (1904)
"... fasting, are indeed acts of righteousness for the Christian; but their internal motive should be love, and their ethical norm God's secret approval.1 It ..."
5. Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt: Being a Personal by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, Aḥmad ʻUrābī (1922)
"... any demonstration that might be made by the army which should demand Riaz' dismissal would have the Khedive's secret approval if not his open favour. ..."
6. An Introduction to the History of Western Europe by James Harvey Robinson (1918)
"The people the king suspected that the plans of the runaways met with the secret approval of the king, and more especially of the queen, whose brother was ..."