Ap·prov·al n. Approbation; sanction.
A censor . . . without whose approval n░ capital sentences are to be executed. --Temple.
Syn: -- See Approbation.
n 1: the formal act of giving approval; "he gave the project his
blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any
sensible person" [syn: blessing, approving] [ant: disapproval]
2: a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she
fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with
approval" [ant: disapproval]
3: acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval" [syn:
favorable reception, favourable reception]
4: a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval
seldom passed his lips" [syn: commendation] [ant: disapproval]