What does APPROBATE AND REPROBATE mean? July 18, 2017 All Dictionary APPROBATE AND REPROBATE meaning in Law Dictionary In Scotch legislation. To approve and decline; to take advantage of one part, and reject the others Bell. Equity suffers no person to approbate and reprobate exactly the same deed. 1 Kames, Eq. 317; 1 Bell, Comm. 140.