official approval or sanction.
Obsolete. conclusive proof.
To these two approbations I truly add my own, which, ‘sans vanite’, may perhaps be near as good as the other two.
The PG Edition of Chesterfield’s Letters to His Son The Earl of Chesterfield
With the suggestions and approbations received from all these representative men he was not yet content.
Loyola and the Educational System of the Jesuits Thomas Hughes
You say I am given to be enthusiastic in my approbations, but she is really charming.
The History of Emily Montague Frances Brooke
From the dates of the approbations it would appear that the first edition was issued in 1751 or 1752.
A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4 Henry Charles Lea
official recognition or approval
an obsolete word for proof
late 14c., “proven effectiveness, excellence,” from Old French aprobacion or directly from Latin approbationem (nominative approbatio) “an approval,” noun of action from past participle stem of approbare (see approve). Meaning “approval, endorsement” is from early 15c.
; expressing . Historical Examples A small victory thus won acts on them like the good dinner to the Alimentive man, or flattery to the approbative person. The Psychology of Salesmanship William Walker Atkinson And the approbative shouts of his half-intoxicated auditors filled his simple soul with delight and pride. Almayer’s Folly Joseph Conrad
; expressing . Historical Examples His salute now was pleasant, with reference to Charles, but the eye he cast upon his assistant was distinctly not approbatory. Angela’s Business Henry Sydnor Harrison approbatory notices appeared in the principal papers and journals. Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American […]
v. mid-14c., from Old French aproprier, from Late Latin appropriare (see appropriate (v.)).
capable of being ; liable to be . Historical Examples A great many things, as we have shown in another place, are not appropriable. Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, February 1899 Various