secret approval

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Noun1.secret approval - (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The scope of the surveillance is being laid before us and it was and is being done with the secret approval of all three branches of the government.
The LF leader also said that the recent secret approval of covert CIA assistance to the Syrian rebels by U.S.
Criticizing an official statement blaming industrialists and influential for 70 per cent power theft, he said that it is only possible with secret approval of officials concerned.