Meaning of APPROVAL in English
/ əˈpruːvl; NAmE / noun
[ U ] the feeling that sb/sth is good or acceptable; a positive opinion of sb/sth :
She desperately wanted to win her father's approval.
Do the plans meet with your approval ?
Several people nodded in approval .
[ U , C ] approval (for sth) (from sb) agreement to, or permission for sth, especially a plan or request :
The plan will be submitted to the committee for official approval.
parliamentary / congressional / government approval
Senior management have given their seal of approval (= formal approval) to the plans.
I can't agree to anything without my partner's approval.
The proposal is subject to approval by the shareholders (= they need to agree to it)
[ U ] if you buy goods, or if goods are sold on approval , you can use them for a time without paying, until you decide if you want to buy them or not
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005