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approbation (noun) formal or official approval.

When a person approves of your action, it has their approbation. What the senator did has the party's approbation. This means, the party approves of what the senator has done. The word 'approbation' is used only in formal speech or writing.

  • Without waiting for her parents' approbation Sue went ahead with her marriage with Alex, as she knew that her parents would not consent to it in any way.
  • The allocation of such a lot of money for any single project would need the approbation of the senate, the members of the organization were told.
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