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.
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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 ... 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 ...
Imprimatur - Catholic Church
... 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 ... No implication is contained therein that those who have granted the nihil obstat or imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions or statements expressed ... he refuses to grant an imprimatur for a work that has received a favourable nihil obstat from the censor, he must inform the author of his reasons for doing so ...

More definitions of "nihil obstat":

  • (noun): Authoritative approval.