Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- Expressing approval
- approbative criticism
- Sanctioning officially, giving authorization or approval to something.
Related terms 
- (expressing approval): approbatory
giving authorization or approval
approbative (plural approbatives)
- (linguistics) A word or grammatical form which denotes a positive affect expressing the appreciation or approval of the speaker.
See also 
- feminine form of approbatif