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Definition of Approbate & reprobate

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approve formally
Approbate & reprobate Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To express approbation of; to approve; to sanction officially.
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\ap"pro*bate\ (&?;), a. [l. approbatus, p. p. of approbare to approve.] approved. [obs.] --elyot.
\ap"pro*bate\ (&?;), v. t. to express approbation of; to approve; to sanction officially. i approbate the one, i reprobate the other. w. hamilton.
note: this word is obsolete in england, but is occasionally heard in the united states, chiefly in a technical sense for license; as, a person is approbated to preach; approbated to keep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).
1. approve or sanction officially
2. accept as valid, as of documents [ant: reprobate]

WordNet 2.0

1. approve or sanction officially
(hypernym) authorize, authorise, pass, clear
(derivation) approval, favorable reception, favourable reception
2. accept (documents) as valid
(antonym) reprobate
(hypernym) accept
(derivation) approbation
Approbate & reprobate Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Approbation is, in Catholic canon law, an act by which a bishop or other legitimate superior grants to an ecclesiastic the actual exercise of his ministry.

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