Origin of approbation
Examples from the Web for approbation
For them to take a name like that suggests not racism but approbation.
There is a risk to all this approbation, of course, which is that we forget some of his failings.Must Reads: Madison’s Slaves, Pam Houston, and Alec Wilkinson|Eric Herschthal, Kevin Canfield, Nina MacLaughlin|February 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The word “provocative” is often a term of approbation; here it is clearly intended pejoratively.
One of the things about elites is that they only care about the approbation of the members of their own elites.
Men of wit and learning employ themselves to celebrate his talents, and to express their approbation of his writings.
Well, continued Ruth, highly elated at receiving the approbation of the stern old woman.The Automobile Girls at Palm Beach|Laura Dent Crane
Should he announce his quest for her approbation and sympathy?Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
The Earl of Mar therefore appeared as the champion of the Cavaliers, and for the first time won their confidence and approbation.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745.|Mrs. Thomson
On the other hand, what we call greatness of mind is the object of another most of approbation, than superior understanding.Human Nature|Joseph Butler
British Dictionary definitions for approbation
Word Origin and History for 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.