To these two approbations I truly add my own, which, 'sans vanite', may perhaps be near as good as the other two.
With the suggestions and approbations received from all these representative men he was not yet content.
You say I am given to be enthusiastic in my approbations, but she is really charming.
From the dates of the approbations it would appear that the first edition was issued in 1751 or 1752.
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.