imprimatur

Derivation

  • Latin: it may be printed

Article

Word placed at the beginning or end of certain things published. It shows that those publishing them have complied with the law of the Church, which requires that writings on given topics, or even some images, be submitted to an ecclesiastical censor for examination before they are put forth.

MLA Citation

  • “imprimatur”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 January 2014. Web. 2 August 2014. <>