- approval; commendation.
- official approval or sanction.
- Obsolete. conclusive proof.
Origin of approbation
Examples from the Web for self-approbation
I want no reward but self-approbation,—and yours, my beloved, too.The Life of Albert Gallatin
This sense of self-approbation is very characteristic of the alcoholic.Habits that Handicap
Charles B. Towns
Every object was pleasing, for it shone with the reflected light of self-approbation.Discipline
I had no solace from self-approbation: none even from self-respect.Jane Eyre
I will go out and tell the truth; then we shall, at least, have the security of self-approbation.Wyandotte
James Fenimore Cooper
- commendation; praise
- official recognition or approval
- an obsolete word for proof
Word Origin and History for self-approbation
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.