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imprimatur

RC Church a licence granted by a bishop certifying the Church's approval of a book to be published

imprimatur

license given by Roman Catholic Church to publish a book. [Christian Hist.: Misc.]
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Imprimaturs, given by local bishops, have been removed under Vatican directive from several other books in recent years, most often books about sexuality.
They then assign it either the coveted "thumbs up," one of film criticism's most trusted imprimaturs, or the dreaded "thumbs down.
William Morrow's illustrated brand book publishing program, consisting of books that have been developed with various Hearst Magazines and bear those imprimaturs, including Good Housekeeping, Country Living, Chapman's Marine, and Cosmopolitan, will also be under Zackheim's direction, as will Access Travel.