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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who approves or gives approval.
  • n. (law) In English common law, a person who accuses a confederate; who commits approvement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who approves. Formerly, one who made proof or trial.
  • n. An informer; an accuser.
  • n. One who confesses a crime and accuses another. See 1st Approvement, 2.
  • n. A bailiff or steward; an agent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who approves or commends.
  • n. One who proves or offers to prove; specifically, in law, one who confesses a felony, and gives evidence against his accomplice or accomplices; an informer and accuser; one who turns king's or state's evidence.
  • n. One who manages a landed estate for the owner; a bailiff or steward of a manor; an agent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an authority with power to approve

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