Definition for AP-PROV'ER


  1. One who approves. Formerly one who proves or makes trial.
  2. In law, one who confesses a crime and accuses another. [See Approvement.] Also, formerly, one who had the letting of the king's domains, in small manors. In Stat. 1 Edw. Ill. c. 8, sherifs are called approvers. A bailif or steward of a manor. – Encyc.

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