improbation

noun
im·​pro·​ba·​tion | \ ˌimprōˈbāshən \

Definition of improbation

1 archaic : disapproval
2 [Latin improbation-, improbatio] Scots law : an act by which falsehood and forgery are proved : an action brought for the purpose of having some instrument declared false or forged

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History and Etymology for improbation

Middle French, from Latin improbation-, improbatio disapprobation, from improbatus (past participle of improbare to disapprove, from in- in- entry 1 + probare to examine, approve, prove) + -ion, -io -ion

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“Improbation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/improbation. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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