Also ap·pro·ba·to·ry [uh-proh-buh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈproʊ bəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Origin of approbative
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Examples from the Web for approbatory
Approbatory notices appeared in the principal papers and journals.
Chorus of giggles and approbatory nods from the sympathizing audience of fifty.
Thus far all criticisms have been of an approbatory character, and have only expressed pleasure.The Butterfly Book
William Jacob Holland
Mrs. Colesworthy enfolded her in an approbatory embrace, and hurried home to tell me about it.Amos Kilbright; His Adscititious Experiences
Frank R. Stockton
His salute now was pleasant, with reference to Charles, but the eye he cast upon his assistant was distinctly not approbatory.Angela's Business
Henry Sydnor Harrison