Origin of approbative
Related formsap·pro·ba·tive·ness, nounsub·ap·pro·ba·tive, adjectivesub·ap·pro·ba·tive·ness, nounsub·ap·pro·ba·to·ry, adjective
Examples from the Web for approbatory
Thus far all criticisms have been of an approbatory character, and have only expressed pleasure.The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland
Chorus of giggles and approbatory nods from the sympathizing audience of fifty.
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
Approbatory notices appeared in the principal papers and journals.
Mrs. Colesworthy enfolded her in an approbatory embrace, and hurried home to tell me about it.Amos Kilbright; His Adscititious Experiences|Frank R. Stockton