[ uh-proo-ver ]
/ əˈpru vər /


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.

Nearby words

  1. approval,
  2. approve,
  3. approved,
  4. approved school,
  5. approved social worker,
  6. approving,
  7. approx.,
  8. approximal,
  9. approximant,
  10. approximate

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

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

  • 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