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APPROVE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

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.


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