(in Britain) a government school for delinquent boys or girls.
(in Britain) a former name for community home
- Approved social worker
noun (social welfare) (in England) a qualified social worker specially trained in mental-health work, who is approved by his employing local authority to apply for a mentally disordered person to be admitted to hospital and detained there, or to apply for the person to be received into the guardianship of the local authority
a person who . Old English Law. an accomplice to a felony who confesses his or her guilt and gives evidence against his or her confederates. Historical Examples Monk was with his troops in Scotland, but had declared himself an approver of the proceedings of the Parliament. The Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England Various […]
a person who . Old English Law. an accomplice to a felony who confesses his or her guilt and gives evidence against his or her confederates. Historical Examples In such cases the examination of the approvers is the great point for the accused, and should be confided to the ablest counsel. An Illustrated History of […]
to speak or think favorably of; pronounce or consider agreeable or good; judge favorably: to approve the policies of the administration. to consent or agree to: Father approved our plan to visit Chicago. to confirm or sanction formally; ratify: The Senate promptly approved the bill. Obsolete. to demonstrate; show. to make good; attest. to prove […]