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3 definitions found
 for imprimatur
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Imprimatur \Im`pri*ma"tur\, n. [L., let it be printed.]
     1. (Law) A license to print or publish a book, paper, etc.;
        also, in countries subjected to the censorship of the
        press, approval of that which is published.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (R. C. Ch.) Permission granted from a designated
        eccliastical authority to publish a book or other
        document; -- required by church law for Catholics,
        especially ecclesiastics, who wish to publish.
        [PJC]
  
     3. Hence: Official approval for some proposed activity; as, a
        contract this large needs the imprimatur of the legal
        department.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  imprimatur
      n 1: formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the
           union's endorsement" [syn: sanction, countenance,
           endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "imprimatur":
     John Hancock, OK, acceptance, affirmance, affirmation, approbation,
     approval, authentication, authorization, building permit,
     certification, confirmation, countersignature, endorsement,
     fishing license, go-ahead, green light, hunting license, license,
     nihil obstat, nod, notarization, okay, permission, permit,
     ratification, rubber stamp, sanction, seal, sigil, signature,
     signet, stamp, stamp of approval, subscription, the nod,
     validation, visa, vise, warrant
  
  

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