imprimatur: sanction; approval. The term refers to the positive sanction or approval that books required in the past from the Roman Catholic Church prior to their being allowed publication and distribution.

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Im`pri*ma"tur (?), n. [L., let it be printed.] Law

A license to print or publish a book, paper, etc.; also, in countries subjected to the censorship of the press, approval of that which is published.


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