Definition of approbation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæprəˈbeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæprəˈbeɪʃn//
[uncountable] (formal)
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approval or agreement a shout of approbation The King received the official approbation of the church. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin approbatio(n-), from the verb approbare, from ad- ‘to’ + probare ‘try, test’ (from probus ‘good’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: approbation