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Imprimatur   /ˌɪmprɪmˈɑtər/   Listen

Formal and explicit approval.  Synonyms: countenance, endorsement, indorsement, sanction, warrant.

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"Imprimatur" Quotes from Famous Books

... your head ache too much, you would just look over my first three pages, and tell me if I have outraged any geological fact or made any oversights. I expounded the whole thing twice to Lyell before I printed it, with map and tables, intending to get (and I thought I had) his imprimatur for all I did and said; but when here three nights ago, I found he was as ignorant of my having written an Arctic essay as could be! And so I suppose he either did not take it in, or thought it of little consequence. Hector approved ...
— More Letters of Charles Darwin - Volume I (of II) • Charles Darwin

... quite comme il faut in their personal and business relations. Dr. Hartel came to Weymar to hear "Lohengrin", and I am delighted to hear that his impression has been confirmed by an imprimatur. As you ask my advice about what you had better do, accept his proposition or hold it over till "Siegfried", so as to make him publish the score of a new work for you, I have no hesitation in saying that, for all manner of reasons, I should ...
— Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 • Francis Hueffer (translator)

... fortunes with characteristic impetuosity, and thought nothing too good, not even his own fair kinswoman, for the rescued prince. It was an error, however, that James shared with many high and mighty potentates who gave their imprimatur at first to the adventurer's cause. But even for the most genuine prince, when only a pretender, the greatest sovereigns are but poor supporters in the long run. James had a hundred things to do to make him forget that ...
— Royal Edinburgh - Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets • Margaret Oliphant

Words linked to "Imprimatur" :   okeh, ok, okey, commendation, approval, nihil obstat, o.k., visa, okay

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