Imprimatur meaning

ĭmprə-mäto͝or, -mātər
Official approval or license to print or publish, especially as granted by a censor or an ecclesiastical authority.
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Any sanction or approval.
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(by extension) Any mark of official approval.
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(printing) An official license to publish or print something, especially when censorship applies.
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Origin of imprimatur

  • From New Latin imprimātur let it be printed third person sing. present subjunctive passive of Latin imprimere to imprint impress1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin imprimatur (“let it be printed”), third person singular present subjunctive passive form of imprimere (“to imprint”).

    From Wiktionary