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Definition of Approbation


  1. Proof; attestation.
  2. The act of approving; an assenting to the propriety of a thing with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; approval; sanction; commendation.
  3. Probation or novitiate.

Approbation Quotations

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy

I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
George Washington

Mankind are divided into sects, and individuals think very differently on religious subjects, from the purest motives; and that gracious common Parent, who loves all his children alike, beholds with approbation every one who worships him in sincerity.
Joseph Lancaster

The Cross is the approbation of our existence, not in words, but in an act so completely radical that it caused God to become flesh and pierced this flesh to the quick; that, to God, it was worth the death of his incarnate Son.
Pope Benedict XVI

We ask advice, but we mean approbation.
Charles Caleb Colton
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Approbation Translations

approbation in German is Zustimmung, Billigung, Genehmigung
approbation in Italian is nullaosta
approbation in Norwegian is bifall
approbation in Spanish is aprobacion
approbation in Swedish is gillande