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

Origin of approver

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at approve, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for approvers

Historical Examples of approvers

  • The approvers founded upon a statement he was said to have made, that he would not accept a pardon if it had been granted.

    The Court of Cacus

    Alexander Leighton

  • In such cases the examination of the approvers is the great point for the accused, and should be confided to the ablest counsel.