nihil obstat definition

  • noun:
    • Roman Catholic Church An attestation by a church censor that a book includes absolutely nothing damaging to trust or morals.
    • Official approval, especially of an artistic work.
    • respected approval
    • the phrase employed by the state censor regarding the Roman Catholic Church to state that a publication was examined and contains absolutely nothing offensive to your church

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