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imprimatur

im·pri·ma·tur

imprimatur

 
 
pronunciation:
Im pr ma tr [or] Im pr meI tr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an official license to print or publish, esp. one issued by the Roman Catholic censor.
definition 2: any official permission or sanction.
Without the imprimatur of the FDA, this drug will remain inaccessible to many who need it.
similar words:
license, sanction