nihil obstat

Definitions of nihil obstat
  1. noun
    authoritative approval
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    type of:
    sanction
    the act of final authorization
  2. noun
    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
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    type of:
    countenance, endorsement, imprimatur, indorsement, sanction, warrant
    formal and explicit approval
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