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Definition of "approbatory" [ap•pro•ba•to•ry]

  • Tending to approve or confirm (adjective)

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Use "approbatory" in a sentence
  • "Today even the "approbatory" epithet seems too strong as Ellmann's final word on the text that he watched disintegrate."
  • "Or maybe German readers are just more polite about sending approbatory messages to favourite authors."
  • "Even Ken Follett, whose truly appalling novel World Without End befouled my mind for a fortnight, can been seen to have a positive effect; when I was reading some reviews to see if anyone else thought it as bad as I did, I came across a couple of approbatory references to Sharon Kay Penman, along the lines of "this is how it should be done"."