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APPROVEMENT, English crim. law. The act by which a person indicted of treason or felony, and arraigned for the same, confesses the same before any plea pleaded, and accuses others, his accomplices, of the same crime, in order to obtain his pardon. 2 This practice is disused. 4 Bl. Com. 330 1 Phil. Ev. 37. In modern practice, an accomplice is permitted to give evidence against his associates. 9 Cowen, R. 707; 2 Virg. Cas. 490; 4 Mass. R. 156; 12 Mass. R. 20; 4 Wash. C. C. R. 428; 1 Dev. R. 363; 1 City Hall Rec. 8. In Vermont, on a trial for adultery, it was held that a particeps criminis was not a competent witness, because no person can be allowed to testify his own guilt or turpitude to convict another. N. Chap. R. 9.

APPROVEMENT, English law. 1. The inclosing of common land within the lord's waste, so as to leave egress and regress to a tenant who is a commoner. 2. The augmentation of the profits of land. Stat. of Merton, 20 Hen. VIII.; F. N. B. 72 Crompt. Jus. 250; 1 Lilly's Reg. 110.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The contract is based on the prepayment as anywhere in the world, said "Kyrgyzgaz." Since the issue of approvement of the budget is not resolved, the financing of budget institutions is delayed.
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Carl Pearson, head of economy and community, stressed that the plans are not in their final stages but that the council's approvement will allow officers to further develop the proposals.
Some results are of personal character (for instance, social approvement, help, friendship), others are material ones (for instance, evaluation of competence of a concrete person may affect his increase of salary or possibilities to raise qualifications; or, if we know the "right people", we can get the important information in time).