Approbation meaning

ăprə-bāshən
The definition of approbation is warm approval or praise.

An example of approbation is the speech given by the college president after the football team earned the state championship.

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An expression of warm approval; praise.
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Official approval.
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Approval, sanction, or commendation.
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Proof.
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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.
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Origin of approbation

  • Late Middle English approbacioun, from Old French approbacion (French approbation), from Latin approbatio, from approbare (“to assent to as good, approve, also show to be good, confirm”), from ad (“to”) + probare (“approve, commend”), from probus (“good”).

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