To approbate and reprobate

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • To approbate and reprobate a phrase in Scotch law which means that no one can be permitted to accept and reject the same deed or instrument, analogous in the law of England to Election
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Approve.

Usage

In literature:

Approbation and reprobation, divine and human, come to be associated in thought with the sympathetic and unsympathetic actions respectively.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
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