• WordNet 3.6
    • adj approbatory expressing or manifesting praise or approval "approbative criticism","an affirmative nod"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Approbatory Containing or expressing approbation; commendatory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • approbatory Having the nature of sanction; containing or expressing approbation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Approbatory of or belonging to one who approves
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Approve.


In literature:

The Duc muttered a slight oath, decidedly approbatory.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 4 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
Approbatory notices appeared in the principal papers and journals.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
His salute now was pleasant, with reference to Charles, but the eye he cast upon his assistant was distinctly not approbatory.
"Angela's Business" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Amazement, approbatory or the reverse, at this spectacle is the beginning of surprises which the spectral visitor would find in store.
"Social Transformations of the Victorian Age" by T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott