- approval; commendation.
- official approval or sanction.
- Obsolete. conclusive proof.
Origin of approbation
Examples from the Web for approbations
You say I am given to be enthusiastic in my approbations, but she is really charming.The History of Emily Montague
From the dates of the approbations it would appear that the first edition was issued in 1751 or 1752.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4
Henry Charles Lea
With the suggestions and approbations received from all these representative men he was not yet content.Loyola and the Educational System of the Jesuits
To these two approbations I truly add my own, which, 'sans vanite', may perhaps be near as good as the other two.The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son
The Earl of Chesterfield
- commendation; praise
- official recognition or approval
- an obsolete word for proof
Word Origin and History for approbations
late 14c., "proven effectiveness, excellence," from Old French aprobacion or directly from Latin approbationem (nominative approbatio) "an approval," noun of action from past participle stem of approbare (see approve). Meaning "approval, endorsement" is from early 15c.