[uh-proo-vuh l] /əˈpru vəl/
the act of ; approbation.
formal permission or sanction.
Philately. one of a group of selected stamps sent by a dealer to a prospective customer for examination and either purchase or return.
on approval, without obligation to buy unless satisfactory to the customer upon trial or examination and, otherwise, returnable:
We ship merchandise on approval.
the act of approving
formal agreement; sanction
a favourable opinion; commendation
on approval, (of articles for sale) for examination with an option to buy or return
1680s, from approve + -al (2). According to OED, “Rare bef. 1800; now generally used instead of” approvance (1590s, from French aprovance).
[uh-proov] /əˈpruv/ verb (used with object), approved, approving. 1. to speak or think favorably of; pronounce or consider agreeable or good; judge favorably: to approve the policies of the administration. 2. to consent or agree to: Father approved our plan to visit Chicago. 3. to confirm or sanction formally; ratify: The Senate promptly approved the […]
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