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APPROBATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does approbation mean? 

APPROBATION (noun)
  The noun APPROBATION has 2 senses:

1. official approval
2. official recognition or approval

  Familiarity information: APPROBATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPROBATION (noun)


Sense 1approbation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Official approval

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("approbation" is a kind of...):

approval (a feeling of liking something or someone good)


Sense 2approbation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Official recognition or approval

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("approbation" is a kind of...):

approval; commendation (a message expressing a favorable opinion)

Antonym:

disapprobation (an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable)


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