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Meaning of nihil obstat

ni•hil ob•stat

Pronunciation: (nī'hil ob'stat, nē'-), [key]
— Rom. Cath. Ch. Rom. Cath. Ch.
  1. permission to publish a book, granted by an official censor who, upon examining it, has certified that it contains nothing contrary to faith or morals.
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