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apprŏbātĭo (adp- ), ōnis, f. approbo.
I. An approving, allowing, assenting to, approbation, acquiescence (most freq. in Cic.): “id volgi adsensu et populari approbatione judicari solet,Cic. Brut. 49, 185: id. Tusc. 2, 1, 3: “hoc decorum movet adprobationem,id. Off. 1, 28, 98; id. Ac. 2, 17: “hominum,Liv. 23, 23.—In plur.: “non adprobationes solum movere,Cic. Or. 71, 236. —Hence, approbatio testium, approbation, i. e. reception, Auct. ad Her. 2, 6.—
II. Proof, confirmation (only in Cic.): “haec propositio indiget approbationis,Cic. Inv. 1, 36 and 37: “assumptionis,proof of the minor proposition, id. ib. 1, 34.
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