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NIHIL OBSTAT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does nihil obstat mean? 

NIHIL OBSTAT (noun)
  The noun NIHIL OBSTAT has 2 senses:

1. 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
2. authoritative approval

  Familiarity information: NIHIL OBSTAT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NIHIL OBSTAT (noun)


Sense 1nihil obstat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("nihil obstat" is a kind of...):

countenance; endorsement; imprimatur; indorsement; sanction; warrant (formal and explicit approval)


Sense 2nihil obstat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Authoritative approval

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("nihil obstat" is a kind of...):

sanction (the act of final authorization)


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