[ uh-proo-ver ]
/ əˈpru vər /
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a person who validates, agrees to, or judges favorably.
Old English Law. an accomplice to a felony who confesses guilt and gives evidence against their confederates.
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How to use approver in a sentence
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
Annandale, when he learned that his two accomplices had turned approvers, retired to Bath, and pretended to drink the waters.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Often the miserable homesick wanderers came back and tried to save their lives by turning approvers against fellow-criminals.Chaucer and His England|G. G. Coulton
This evidence was confirmed by two of the prisoners who turned approvers.Lord Randolph Churchill|Winston Spencer Churchill
Dangerous approvers have old letters been from throne to cottage.