Approbation

Definition of Approbation

Ap`pro`ba´tion
n.1.Proof; attestation.
2.The act of approving; an assenting to the propriety of a thing with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; approval; sanction; commendation.
Many . . . joined in a loud hum of approbation.
- Macaulay.
The silent approbation of one's own breast.
- Melmoth.
Animals . . . love approbation or praise.
- Darwin.
3.Probation or novitiate.

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