from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To approve, especially to confirm officially.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to confirm, ratify or approve, especially officially or legally
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To approve; to allow; to confirm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To approve; allow; establish; ratify.
The company doesn't need to do this in order to "homologate" the car--to get it approved for competition by selling a street-legal version, something that certain governing bodies of races require.
The test was only obnoxious to sincere fanatics; but among them must have been hundreds of persons who had no criminal designs, and merely deemed it a point of honour not to "homologate" any act of a Government which was corrupt, prelatic, and unholy.
'homologate' engines, which would have a given a rather different impression than the words chosen.
Now, my lord, as a true Scottish man, and educated at the Mareschal – College of Aberdeen, I was bound to uphold the mass to be an act of blinded papistry and utter idolatry, whilk I was altogether unwilling to homologate by my presence.
Government exacted from the established clergymen, in which they acknowledge an Erastian king and parliament, and homologate the incorporating Union between England and Scotland, through which the latter kingdom had become part and portion of the former, wherein
When such subjection is withheld, Christ's servants, if they would be faithful to the exalted Saviour, cannot do otherwise than refuse to incorporate with the national society, and to homologate the acts of its rulers; and from Churches that do not testify against national defection, they are constrained to maintain distinct separation.
To grant the one, then, and refuse the other, is, in effect, to homologate or acknowledge the constitution, and not to acknowledge it, at the same time, which is a glaring absurdity.
They maintain the present to be lawful, yet (in Dec. of their principles, _page_ 55th) they say, "The question is not whether it be lawful for us to swear the present allegiance to the civil government, which the Presbytery acknowledge they cannot do, seeing there are no oaths to the government in being, but what exclude the oath of our covenants, and homologate the united constitution."
Covenanters; yet, in regard it was established upon, and did homologate the overthrow of the reformation, to which that people do still adhere, it could make no substantial change in their condition, from what it formerly was.
The presbytery do hereby heartily approve and homologate the testimony borne unto the truths and royal prerogatives of Christ, as