Definition of Nihil obstat

1. 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.




2. Noun. Authoritative approval.
Generic synonyms: Sanction

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nihil Obstat

nigromancie
nigromancien
nigromanciens
nigromancies
nigromancy
nigrosin
nigrosine
nigrosines
nigrosins
nigrostriatal
nigrostriatally
nigs
nigua
nihang
nihil
nihil obstat (current term)
nihilarians
nihilartikel
nihilartikels
nihilate
nihilated
nihilates
nihilating
nihilation
nihilator
nihilism
nihilisms
nihilist
nihilistic
nihilistic delusion

Literary usage of Nihil obstat

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1. A Konkani Grammar by Angelus Francis Xavier Maffei (1882)
"... 1) •licet leg ere, 2) nihil obstat quo minus legatur, 3) possum legere ... 3) nihil obstat quo- minus legam — I can read. 15. ..."

2. The Origin of Ideas by Antonio Rosmini (1883)
"[Formal sanction to the first edition of this work given at Rome in 1830.] nihil obstat. Fr. Antonius Franc. Orioli Or. Min. ..."

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