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ap•prov•al



Pronunciation: (u-prOO'vul), [key]
n.
1. the act of approving; approbation.
2. formal permission or sanction.
3. Philately.one of a group of selected stamps sent by a dealer to a prospective customer for examination and either purchase or return.
4. on approval, without obligation to buy unless satisfactory to the customer upon trial or examination and, otherwise, returnable: We ship merchandise on approval.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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