nihil obstat


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ni·hil ob·stat

 (nī′hĭl ŏb′stät′, -stăt′, nē′-)
n.
1. Roman Catholic Church An attestation by a church censor that a book contains nothing damaging to faith or morals.
2. Official approval, especially of an artistic work.

[Latin, nothing hinders : nihil, nothing + obstat, third person sing. present tense of obstāre, to hinder.]

nihil obstat

(ˈɒbstæt)
(Roman Catholic Church) the phrase used by a Roman Catholic censor to declare publication inoffensive to faith or morals
[Latin, literally: nothing hinders]

ni•hil ob•stat

(ˈnaɪ hɪl ˈɒb stæt, ˈni-)
n.
certification from a Roman Catholic censor stating that a work contains nothing contrary to faith or morals. Compare imprimatur.
[1885–90; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
imprimatur, sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant - formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
2.nihil obstat - authoritative approval
sanction - the act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church"
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El 9 de julio de 1942 el Marques de Villa-Alcazar recibe una carta del vicesecretario de Camara y Gobierno del Obispado de Madrid-Alcala en la que se le remite el nihil obstat al guion del documental; nihil obstat que, firmado y rubricado por Andres de Lucas con fecha de 8 de julio de 1942, aparece tambien al pie de la carta personal anterior.
Fortunately, Oxford University published the entire Dead Sea Scrolls without the Imprimatur or Nihil Obstat of any church.
Poco tiempo despues de la aprobacion como Pia Union de 1941, con la expansion de la labor apostolica, se hizo mas urgente contar con sacerdotes provenientes de los fieles laicos del Opus Dei y a su servicio: con la ereccion diocesana de la Sociedad Sacerdotal de la Santa Cruz, el 8 de diciembre de 1943, previo nihil obstat de la Santa Sede de 11 de octubre de 1943, el Opus Dei podia disponer de sacerdotes propios y dedicados a su servicio.
4571 / Nihil obstat a la representacion de la obra: / "Le corna di Don Friolera" con los recortes aportados / Fecha: 30-X-1934 XIIo / Por el Ministro / F.
The second member of the panel, Klaus von Stosch, whose area of specialization is the relationship between Christian faith and Islam, (5) answered the question in a similar way (and mentioned with a wink that he had received a nihil obstat at the time of his appointment at the theological faculty in Paderborn).
3) They finally gave a green light and a nihil obstat and imprimatur to "young woman" in 2011.
La gigantesca obra, de 17 toneladas de peso y nueve metros de altura, se monto frente a la entrada del Museo Nacional de China, simbolizaba el nihil obstat ("nada se opone") del gobierno comunista chino a las ensenanzas del creador del confucianismo basado en su compilacion de la sabiduria de los Ancianos, vasto trabajo del que nacieron los cinco Clasicos, verdadera Biblia de la civilizacion china en el siglo VI antes de Cristo.
Canon law still recommends that Catholic works concerning scripture, theology, church history, or morality be submitted to the local ordinary for a nihil obstat ("nothing forbids") and imprimatur ("let it be printed") before publication, although in practice only a minority of books religion texts, prayer books, or other official collections--go through that process.
Article: Nihil Obstat, "Mystical Stigmata, treatment of the mythical phenomena of stigmata," by Nihil Obstat, Webpage copyright 1907.
The Holy Office issued its Nihil Obstat to the introduction of the Cause on 19 July 1952.
University as publisher, learned society as publisher, library as publisher: Among those three players, the library carries a special nihil obstat, which is an acute awareness of how content users operate.
Se narra la negativa de la Congregacion del Santo Oficio a conceder el nihil obstat para que Maritain fuese investido doctor honoris causa de la Universidad Catolica de Milan.