approbation

[ ap-ruh-bey-shuh n ]
/ ˌæp rəˈbeɪ ʃən /

noun

approval; commendation.
official approval or sanction.
Obsolete. conclusive proof.

Origin of approbation

1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin approbātiōn- (stem of approbātiō). See approbate, -ion

Related forms

pre·ap·pro·ba·tion, nounself-ap·pro·ba·tion, nounsub·ap·pro·ba·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for approbation

British Dictionary definitions for approbation

approbation

/ (ˌæprəˈbeɪʃən) /

noun

commendation; praise
official recognition or approval
an obsolete word for proof

Derived Forms

approbative or approbatory, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012