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imprimatur in Christianity topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimprimaturim‧pri‧ma‧tur /ˌɪmprəˈmeɪtə, -ˈmɑː- $ -ər/ noun [singular]  1 APPROVE formal approval of something, especially from an important person His actions have the imprimatur of the Secretary of State.2 TCNRRC technical official permission to print a book, given by the Roman Catholic Church
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imprimaturApplying the label often serves as an imprimatur of management respectability.The New England Journal of Medicine put its imprimatur on the two studies.Bush had managed to acquire United Nations imprimatur.Yet he could have brought in most of these changes without a year-long study and without the Treasury's imprimatur.They can also get the imprimatur of the Constitutional Court to achieve this.The cynicism and materialism already so prevalent in our culture are given the imprimatur of policy.The imprimatur was obtained from the Papal censor and the book was published in 1632.