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approbation (non-technical sense of ‘approval, assent’ also occurs)
1. confirmation, attestation, proof Wint. II. i. 176, H5 I. ii. 19, Cym. I. iv. 139 “put . . . on the approbation of what I have spoke.”
2. sanction H8 I. ii. 71 “By learned of the judges.”
3. probation, novitiate Meas. I. ii. 189 “the cloister enter, And there receive her approbation.”
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