What is APPROVE?

To take to one’s proper and separate use. To improve; to enhance the value or profits of anything. To inclose and cultivate common or waste land. To approve common or waste land is to Inclose and convert it to the purposes of husbandry, which the owner might always do. provided he left common sufficient for such as were entitled to it. St. Mert. c. 4; St. Westm. 2, c. 46; 2 Bl. Comm. 34; 3 Bl. Comm. 240; 2 Steph. Comm. 7; 3 Kent, Comm. 400. In old criminal law. To accuse or prove; to accuse an accomplice by giving evidence against him.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of APPROVE helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary