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Approbation, 1) approval, assent: “by learned a. of the judges,” H8 I, 2, 71. “the applause and a. the which I give to . . .,” Troil. I, 3, 59. “the a. of those,” Cymb. I, 4, 19. “to such proceeding who ever but his a. added,” Per. IV, 3, 26.
2) ratification, attestation: “gives manhood more a. than proof itself,” Tw. III, 4, 198. “nought for a. but only seeing,” Wint. II, 1, 177. “shall drop their blood in a. of . . .,” H5 I, 2, 19. upon your a. (to ratify your election) Cor. II, 3, 152. “revoke your sudden a.,” Cor. II, 3, 152 “put my estate on the a. of . . .,” Cymb. I, 4, 134.
3) state of being approved: “his worth and credit that's sealed in a.” Meas. V, 245. “coming home, and with most prosperous a.” Cor. II, 1, 114. “give them title, knee and a. with senators on the bench,” Tim. IV, 3, 36.
4) probation, novitiate: “and there receive her a.” Meas. I, 2, 183.
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