- 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
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Examples from the Web for 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
In such cases the examination of the approvers is the great point for the accused, and should be confided to the ablest counsel.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800
Mary Frances Cusack