approver

1 of 2

noun (1)

ap·​prov·​er
-və(r)
plural -s
English law, obsolete

approver

2 of 2

noun (2)

"
plural -s
old English law
: one that makes an approvement

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Anglo-French aprouour, from Middle French aprouer to cause to profit + -our -or

Noun (2)

approve entry 1 + -er

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“Approver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/approver. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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