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  1. a person who approves.
  2. Old English Law. an accomplice to a felony who confesses his or her guilt and gives evidence against his or her confederates.
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Origin of approver

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at approve, -er1
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Historical Examples of approver

  • Certainly, he said; that is what the approver of injustice says.

    The Republic


  • The statement of the approver confirmed the declarations of the other witnesses, and both prisoners were found guilty.

  • If ye will have God author and approver of your reformation, ye must not follow their footsteps.

  • "Nay, if your greatness requires more proof, I can give you some now," continued the approver.

    Confessions of a Thug

    Philip Meadows Taylor

  • He called these hostels her hostels, made her the approver of all he did, but he kept every particle of control in his own hands.

    The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

    H. G. (Herbert George) Wells