imprimatur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin imprimatur (let it be printed), third person singular present subjunctive passive form of imprimere (to imprint).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɪm.pɹɪˈmɑː.tʊə/, /ˌɪm.pɹɪˈmeɪ.tʊə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɪm.pɹɪˈmɑ.tɚ/, /ˌɪm.pɹɪˈmeɪ.tɚ/
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Noun[edit]

imprimatur (plural imprimaturs or imprimantur)

  1. (printing) An official license to publish or print something, especially when censorship applies.
    • 1664, John Wilson, The Cheats, publication info page:
      The Cheats · A Comedy · Written in the Year, M.DC.LXII. Imprimatur, Roger L'estrange. Nov. 5. 1663. By John Wilson
  2. (by extension) Any mark of official approval.
    • 1988, New York Times, Gay fiction comes home, [1]:
      Children, the final imprimatur to family life, are being borrowed, adopted, created by artificial insemination.

Translations[edit]


Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

imprimatur n

  1. imprimatur

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin imprimatur (let it be printed)

Noun[edit]

imprimatur m (plural imprimaturs)

  1. imprimatur
    Donner son imprimatur.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

imprimātur

  1. third-person singular present passive subjunctive of imprimō