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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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If the protocol that bears Japan's imprimatur is not to find itself also under water, politicians and business leaders must use the Russian ratification as a spur to more effective action.
Neither had been strictly prohibited, but FDA's imprimatur, as well as some recent research findings, has given long-awaited credibility to the inclusion of live organisms in the medical armamentarium.
We trust our readers are sophisticated enough to recognize the distinction between what we publish as editorial matter with our imprimatur, and the advertising we carry, some of which, like the ad in question, we, too, find loathsome.
The UN, by bestowing its imprimatur, has provided an illusion of legitimacy, but events are likely to render that illusion temporary.
A drug that is marketed as a memory enhancer or heart strengthener, with a tiny fig-leaf disclaimer saying its vaunted powers do not have the imprimatur of the FDA, can do significant harm without inflicting direct thalidomide-style damage by leading people to avoid more effective treatment or simply by causing them to spend their money in vain.
"Sullivan sort of officially presented them to the American audience, putting his imprimatur on the Beatles and making them 'safe' for mainstream consumption."
* "I don't believe her importance is as great as it once was, but she still has the benefit of a public platform and the imprimatur of a well-regarded institution."
While the old axiom "as Harvard goes, the rest of the world follows," may still apply in some cases, construing Harvard's apparent imprimatur as an official stamp of approval on all distance learning in this instance would be an overstatement.
government's imprimatur and will be an important guide for bond investors and for companies selling debt.
The opening story, "Miles," acts as the imprimatur on Burgin's canvass.
But if Giselle was Alonso's star vehicle in her heyday, by now her progeny in the Ballet Nacional have stamped it with their own imprimatur. The day before the opening, Alonso told The Washington Post, with reference to a classic repertoire which also included Coppelia on the company's visit, "According to the press, to the critics, we are the best company that performs these ballets." It would be hard to disagree with that assessment of Giselle, given the ballet company's exquisite performance opening night.
Readers will immediately perceive the SBC's imprimatur on the orthodox character of the book in both three fly-pages of denominational endorsements at the front of the book (by Morris H.