Approbate Ap"pro*bate, v. t. To express approbation of; to approve; to sanction officially. [1913 Webster]

I approbate the one, I reprobate the other. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

Note: This word is obsolete in England, but is occasionally heard in the United States, chiefly in a technical sense for license; as, a person is approbated to preach; approbated to keep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). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Approbate — Ap pro*bate, a. [L. approbatus, p. p. of approbare to approve.] Approved. [Obs.] Elyot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • approbate — I verb accept, accredit, acquiesce, admire, adopt, advocate, agree with, applaud, approve, assent, authorize, back, commend, concur, confirm, consent, countenance, endorse, esteem, favor, laud, license, pass, praise, prize, ratify, recognize,… …   Law dictionary

  • approbate — (v.) late 15c., from L. approbatus, pp. of approbare to assent to (as good), favor (see APPROVE (Cf. approve)). Related: Approbated; approbating …   Etymology dictionary

  • approbate — [ap′rə bāt΄] vt. approbated, approbating [ME approbaten < L approbatus, pp. of approbare, APPROVE] Now Rare to approve or sanction …   English World dictionary

  • approbate — /ˈæprəbeɪt/ (say apruhbayt) –verb (t) (approbated, approbating) 1. Scottish Law to accept as valid. 2. Chiefly US to approve officially. –phrase 3. approbate and reprobate, Law to accept those parts of a legal instrument which are favourable to… …  

  • approbate and reprobate — See election. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • approbate and reprobate — (Scots law) At once to accept and reject the same deed or instrument (a forbidden practice) • • • Main Entry: ↑approbation …   Useful english dictionary

  • approbate — transitive verb ( bated; bating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin approbatus, past participle of approbare more at approve Date: 15th century approve, sanction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • approbate — approbator, n. /ap reuh bayt /, v.t., approbated, approbating. to approve officially. [1400 50; late ME < L approbatus approved (ptp. of approbare), equiv. to ap AP 1 + probatus proved; see PROBATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • approbate — verb To give official sanction, consent or authorization …   Wiktionary

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