Origin of approbation
Examples from the Web for approbation
Contemporary Examples of approbation
For them to take a name like that suggests not racism but approbation.Levon Helm of The Band: Obituary
April 19, 2012
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
The word “provocative” is often a term of approbation; here it is clearly intended pejoratively.Nick Kristof's Unhinged Attack on Ayaan Hirsi Ali
May 30, 2010
One of the things about elites is that they only care about the approbation of the members of their own elites.Charlie Wilson's CIA Adventures
February 11, 2010
Historical Examples of approbation
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
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.
On the other hand, what we call greatness of mind is the object of another most of approbation, than superior understanding.Human Nature
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.