Ap"pro*bate (#), a. [L. approbatus, p. p. of approbare to approve.]

Approved.

[Obs.]

Elyot.

 

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Ap"pro*bate (#), v. t.

To express approbation of; to approve; to sanction officially.

I approbate the one, I reprobate the other. Sir W. Hamilton.

⇒ This word is obsolete in England, but is occasionally heard in the United States, chiefly in a technical sense for license; as, a person is approbated to preach; approbated to keep a public house.

Pickering (1816).

 

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