An attestation by a church censor that a book contains nothing damaging to faith or morals.
Official approval, especially of an artistic work.
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.
Any official indication of nonopposition.
A declaration used by the Catholic Church to indicate a book has been found not to have breached religious or moral norms.
Origin of nihil-obstat
Latin nothing hinders nihil nothing obstat third person sing. present tense of obstāre to hinder