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.
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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. ..."