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Noun: nihil obstat  'nee-hil'ób,stat or 'nI-hil'ób,stat
  1. 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. Authoritative approval

Type of: countenance, endorsement, imprimatur, indorsement, sanction, warrant

Encyclopedia: Nihil obstat