Approvement
Approvement Ap*prove"ment, n. (Old Eng. Law) Improvement of common lands, by inclosing and converting them to the uses of husbandry for the advantage of the lord of the manor. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • Approvement — Ap*prove ment, n. [Obs.] 1. Approbation. [1913 Webster] I did nothing without your approvement. Hayward. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eng. Law) a confession of guilt by a prisoner charged with treason or felony, together with an accusation of his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • approvement — I. vmənt noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English approvement, approuement, from Middle French approuement, aprouement, from Old French, from aprouer + ment English law : the act of approving lands II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • approvement — n. approval, endorsement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • approvement — ap·prove·ment …   English syllables

  • approvement — /əˈpruvmənt/ (say uh proohvmuhnt) noun Law enclosure of part of a stretch of common land …   Australian English dictionary

  • approvement — In English law, the improvement or partial enclosure of a common. The profits arising from the improvement of land approved. Now requires consent of the government by Law of Property Act, 1925, No. 194. In old English law, a practice of criminal… …   Black's law dictionary

  • approvement — In English law, the improvement or partial enclosure of a common. The profits arising from the improvement of land approved. Now requires consent of the government by Law of Property Act, 1925, No. 194. In old English law, a practice of criminal… …   Black's law dictionary

  • approvement — The old English practice of encouraging accomplices to become crown witnesses by holding out the hope of pardon on a full disclosure of their own guilt and that of their accomplices. The word was also used in the past, in a sense that appears now …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Appeal — Ap*peal , n. [OE. appel, apel, OF. apel, F. appel, fr. appeler. See {Appeal}, v. t.] 1. (Law) (a) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for re[ e]xamination or review. (b) The mode of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Approver — Ap*prov er, n. 1. One who approves. Formerly, one who made proof or trial. [1913 Webster] 2. An informer; an accuser. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. (Eng. Law) One who confesses a crime and accuses another. See 1st {Approvement}, 2. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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