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im·pri·ma·tur

 (ĭm′prə-mä′to͝or, -mā′tər)
n.
1. Official approval or license to print or publish, especially as granted by a censor or an ecclesiastical authority.
2.
a. Official approval; sanction: Does their idea get your imprimatur?
b. A mark of official approval: a directive bearing the imprimatur of high officials.

[From New Latin imprimātur, let it be printed, third person sing. present subjunctive passive of Latin imprimere, to imprint; see impress1.]

imprimatur

(ˌɪmprɪˈmeɪtə; -ˈmɑː-)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a licence granted by a bishop certifying the Church's approval of a book to be published
2. sanction, authority, or approval, esp for something to be printed
[C17: New Latin, literally: let it be printed]

im•pri•ma•tur

(ˌɪm prɪˈmɑ tər, -ˈmeɪ-, ɪmˈprɪm əˌtʊər, -ˌtyʊər)

n.
1. permission to print or publish a book, pamphlet, etc., granted by a bishop's authority after such work has received a censor's clearance. Compare nihil obstat.
2. sanction; approval.
[1630–40; < New Latin: let it be printed, Latin: let it be made by pressing upon (something)]

imprimatur

permission, particularly that given by the Roman Catholic Church, to publish or print; hence, any sanction or approval. (Latin: ‘let it be printed.’)
See also: Catholicism
permission, particularly that given by the Roman Catholic Church, to publish or print; hence, any sanction or approval.
See also: Printing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imprimatur - formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
O.K., okay, okeh, okey, OK - an endorsement; "they gave us the O.K. to go ahead"
visa - an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it
nihil obstat - the phrase used by the official censor of the Roman Catholic Church to say that a publication has been examined and contains nothing offensive to the church
Translations
imprimaturjulkaisulupa
imprimatúra

imprimatur

[ɪmprɪˈmeɪtəʳ] N (Publishing) (also fig) → imprimátur m

imprimatur

n (form)Imprimatur nt
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