Ap*prove"ment (#), n. [Obs.]

1.

Approbation.

I did nothing without your approvement. Hayward.

2. Eng.Law

a confession of guilt by a prisoner charged with treason or felony, together with an accusation of his accomplish and a giving evidence against them in order to obtain his own pardon. The term is no longer in use; it corresponded to what is now known as turning king's (or queen's) evidence in England, and state's evidence in the United States.

Burrill. Bouvier.

 

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Ap*prove"ment, n. Old Eng.Law

Improvement of common lands, by inclosing and converting them to the uses of husbandry for the advantage of the lord of the manor.

Blackstone.

 

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