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approver

[uh-proo-ver] /əˈpru vər/
noun
1.
a person who approves.
2.
Old English Law. an accomplice to a felony who confesses his or her guilt and gives evidence against his or her confederates.
Origin of approver
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at approve, -er1
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  • The approvers founded upon a statement he was said to have made, that he would not accept a pardon if it had been granted.

    The Court of Cacus

    Alexander Leighton
  • In such cases the examination of the approvers is the great point for the accused, and should be confided to the ablest counsel.

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