approvement

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

approvement (plural approvements)

  1. (obsolete, Old English law) Improvement of common lands by converting them for advantage of the landlord.
  2. (archaic) approval; approbation
    • Hayward
      I did nothing without your approvement.
  3. (UK, law, obsolete) A confession of guilt by a prisoner charged with treason or felony, together with an accusation of his accomplices and a giving evidence against them in order to obtain his own pardon.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.