approbation

[ap-ruh-bey-shuh n] /ˌæp rəˈbeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
approval; commendation.
2.
official approval or sanction.
3.
Obsolete. conclusive proof.
Origin
1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin approbātiōn- (stem of approbātiō). See approbate, -ion
Related forms
preapprobation, noun
self-approbation, noun
subapprobation, noun
British Dictionary definitions for selfapprobation
approbation (ˌæprəˈbeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  commendation; praise
2.  official recognition or approval
3.  an obsolete word for proof
 
'approbative
 
adj
 
'approbatory
 
adj

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Word Origin and History for selfapprobation
approbation
late 14c., from O.Fr. aprobation, from L. approbationem, noun of action from approbatus, pp. of approbare (see approve).
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