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ap·pro·ba·tion / ˌaprəˈbāshən/ • n. formal approval or praise: the opera met with high approbation. DERIVATIVES: ap·pro·ba·tive / ˈaprəˌbātiv; əˈprōbətiv/ adj. ap·pro·ba·to·ry / əˈprōbəˌtôrē/ adj.

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approbation XIV. — (O)F. — L. approbātiō, -ōn-, f. approbāre APPROVE; see -ATION.

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