Nihil-obstat definitions

nī'hĭl ŏb'stät', -stăt', nē'-
An attestation by a church censor that a book contains nothing damaging to faith or morals.
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Official approval, especially of an artistic work.
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A printed phrase, followed by the name of an officially appointed censor, indicating that the publication carrying the phrase has been examined and judged free of doctrinal or moral error.
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Any official indication of nonopposition.
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A declaration used by the Catholic Church to indicate a book has been found not to have breached religious or moral norms.
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Origin of nihil-obstat

Latin nothing hinders nihil nothing obstat third person sing. present tense of obstāre to hinder