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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.
  
(a.)
Approved.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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approbate
\ap"pro*bate\ (&?;), a. [l. approbatus, p. p. of approbare to approve.] approved. [obs.] --elyot.
approbate
\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note: this word is obsolete in england, but is occasionally heard in the united states, chiefly in a technical sense for license; as, a person is approbated to preach; approbated to keep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).
approbate
v
1. approve or sanction officially
2. accept as valid, as of documents [ant: reprobate]

WordNet 2.0

Verb
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
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
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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