What does approvement mean?
The definition of approvement
Ap*prove”ment, n. [Obs.]
1 Approbation. I did nothing without your approvement. Hayward.
2 (Eng. Law)
a confession of guilt by a prisoner charged with treason or felony, together with an accusation of his accomplish and a giving evidence against them in order to obtain his own pardon. The term is no longer in use; it corresponded to what is now known as turning king’s (or queen’s) evidence in England, and state’s evidence in the United States. Burrill. Bouvier.
Ap*prove”ment, n. (Old Eng. Law)
Improvement of common lands, by inclosing and converting them to the uses of husbandry for the advantage of the lord of the manor. Blackstone.