Approver
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 Webster]


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  • Approver — Ap*prov er, n. [See 2d {Approve}, v. t.] (Eng. Law) A bailiff or steward; an agent. [Obs.] Jacobs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • approver — /əˈpruvə/ (say uh proohvuh) noun Law History an accomplice in crime who accuses others of the same offence and is admitted as a witness at the discretion of the court to give evidence against his or her companions. Also, prover. {French approver …   Australian English dictionary

  • approver — /euh prooh veuhr/, n. 1. a person who approves. 2. Old Eng. Law. an accomplice to a felony who confesses his or her guilt and gives evidence against his or her confederates. [1350 1400; ME; see APPROVE, ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • approver — noun a) One who approves or gives approval. b) In English common law, a person who accuses a confederate; who commits approvement …   Wiktionary

  • approver — ap prov·er || vÉ™ n. one that approves, one that consents, one that favors …   English contemporary dictionary

  • approver — ap·prov·er …   English syllables

  • approver — L. Fr. To approve or prove; to vouch. In old English law, an accomplice in crime who accused others of the same offense, and was admitted as a witness at the discretion of the court to give evidence against his companions in guilt. He was… …   Black's law dictionary

  • approver — L. Fr. To approve or prove; to vouch. In old English law, an accomplice in crime who accused others of the same offense, and was admitted as a witness at the discretion of the court to give evidence against his companions in guilt. He was… …   Black's law dictionary

  • approver — Also called a prover or “probator, a person who, after having been indicted for treason or other felony and arraigned for it, confesses his guilt before pleading guilty or not guilty and accuses the persons who were his accomplices, of the same… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • approver — noun an authority with power to approve • Derivationally related forms: ↑approve • Hypernyms: ↑authority …   Useful english dictionary

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