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approbation

noun [U] uk   /ˌæp.rəˈbeɪ.ʃən/ formal us  
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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