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Meaning of approval

ap•prov•al

Pronunciation: (u-pr'vul), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of approving; approbation.
  2. formal permission or sanction.
  3. one of a group of selected stamps sent by a dealer to a prospective customer for examination and either purchase or return.
  4. 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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