Nihil Obstat

  • (noun): Authoritative approval.
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Some articles on nihil obstat:

Raymond E. Brown - Reactions - Support
... scholarship." Much of Brown's work was given a Nihil obstat and an Imprimatur (the "nihil obstat" is a statement by an official reviewer, appointed by a bishop, that "nothing stands in the way ... Brown was the expert appointed to review and provide the nihil obstat for The New Jerome Biblical Commentary, the standard basic reference book for Catholic Biblical studies, of which he was ...
Imprimatur - Catholic Church
... according to canon law, this permission must be preceded by a declaration (known as a nihil obstat) by a person charged with the duties of a censor ... imprimatur is sometimes accompanied by a declaration of the following tenor The nihil obstat and imprimatur are declarations that a book or pamphlet is free of doctrinal or moral error ... implication is contained therein that those who have granted the nihil obstat or imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions or statements expressed ...

More definitions of "nihil obstat":

  • (noun): 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.