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English definition of “approbation”

approbation

noun [U]     /ˌæp.rəˈbeɪ.ʃən/ formal
approval or agreement , often given by an official group : The council has finally indicated its approbation of the plans .Approving and approvalAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantly
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