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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Approbation

APPROBA'TION, noun [Latin approbatio. See Proof and Prove.]

1. The act of approving; a liking; that state or disposition of the mind, in which we assent to the propriety of a thing, with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; as, the laws of God require our approbation

2. Attestation; support; that is, active approbation or action in favor of what is approved.

3. The commendation of a book licensed or permitted to be published by authority, as was formerly the case in England.