Homologation Law and Legal Definition

Homologation means the granting of approval or confirmation by an official authority such as a court of law, a government department, or an academic or professional body.

Generally, it means confirmation by a court of justice, a judgment which orders the execution of some act; as, the approbation of an award, and ordering execution on the same. For instance, the court homologated the sale.

In commercial practice, for instance, products are often homologated by some public agency to assure that they meet standards for such things as safety and environmental impact.

Homologation is derived from the Greek term homologeo which means to agree. It is also called approbation.