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.
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 Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 Mary Frances Cusack
The approvers founded upon a statement he was said to have made, that he would not accept a pardon if it had been granted.
The Court of Cacus Alexander Leighton
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 […]
. . abbreviation approximate(ly) approximate approximately
near or adjacent. adjective (anatomy) situated side by side; close together: approximal teeth or fillings
an articulation in which one articulator is close to another, but not sufficiently so to form a stop or a fricative. a sound characterized by such an articulation, as (w), (y), (r), (l), or a vowel.