Meaning of APPROVAL in English

APPROVAL

/euh prooh"veuhl/ , n.

1. the act of approving; approbation.

2. formal permission or sanction.

3. Philately. one of a group of selected stamps sent by a dealer to a prospective customer for examination and either purchase or return.

4. on approval , without obligation to buy unless satisfactory to the customer upon trial or examination and, otherwise, returnable: We ship merchandise on approval.

[ 1680-90; APPROVE + -AL 2 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .