- approval; commendation.
- official approval or sanction.
- Obsolete. conclusive proof.
- commendation; praise
- official recognition or approval
- an obsolete word for
late 14c., “proven effectiveness, excellence,” from Old French aprobacion or directly from Latin approbationem (nominative approbatio) “an approval,” noun of action from past participle stem of approbare (see ). Meaning “approval, endorsement” is from early 15c.