approvement

noun (1)
ap·​prove·​ment | \ -vmənt \
plural -s

Definition of approvement

 (Entry 1 of 2)

English law
: the act of approving lands

approvement

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of approvement (Entry 2 of 2)

1 obsolete : approbation, approval
2 old English law : the act of one who when accused of a felony confessed to it and accused another as an accomplice of the same crime in order to obtain a pardon

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History and Etymology for approvement

Noun (1)

Middle English approvement, approuement, from Middle French approuement, aprouement, from Old French, from aprouer + -ment

Noun (2)

approve entry 1 + -ment

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“Approvement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/approvement. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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