Approver Law and Legal Definition

Approver is a person who confesses a crime and accuses another. An accomplice to a felony who confesses his or her guilt and gives evidence against his or her confederates is an approver. An approver is also called a probator.

The following is an example of a case law referring to approver:

The criminal who confesses is called the approver, or, in Latin, probator. [State v. Graham, 41 N.J.L. 15, 16 (N.J. 1879)].