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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Definitions for approbation

  1. The act of approving; formal or official approval.
  2. Praise; commendation.

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Citations for approbation
The speech struck a responsive chord among many and won him much approbation. George Bush and Brent Scowcroft, A World Transformed
More importantly, these drawings represented a first success, which brought the intoxicating rewards of approbation and cash. Matthew Sturgis, Aubrey Beardsley: A Biography
Origin of approbation
Approbation is from Latin approbatio, from approbare, "to approve or cause to be approved," from ap- (for ad-), used intensively + probare, "to make or find good," from probus, "good, excellent, fine."
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