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ap·prov·al / əˈproōvəl/ • n. 1. the action of officially agreeing to something or accepting something as satisfactory: the road plans have been given approval. ∎  the belief that someone or something is good or acceptable: step-parents need to win a child's approval. 2. (usu. approvals) Philately stamps sent by request to a collector or potential customer. PHRASES: on approval (of goods) supplied on condition that they may be returned if not satisfactory. seal (or stamp) of approval an official statement or indication that something is accepted or regarded favorably.

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APPROVAL

The present confirmation, ratification, or assent to some action or thing done by another, which is submitted to an individual, group, or governmental body for judgment. The acceptance by a judge of a bond, security, or other document that is required by law to meet with the judge's satisfaction before it becomes legally effective.

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