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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Approval or authority; imprint.
2. A license to print or publish, especially one issued by a censor of the Roman Catholic Church.
ETYMOLOGY:From New Latin imprimatur (let it be printed), from imprimere (to imprint), from in- (in) + premere (to press). Ultimately from the Indo-European root per- (to strike) that also gave us print, press, pressure, compress, impress, express, and espresso.
USAGE:"Under the new arrangement, the books will be published under the Anne Geddes imprimatur."
Lynn Andriani; Perseus to Distribute Photographer Anne Geddes; Publishers Weekly (New York); Jul 16, 2009.
"The fact that the answer has the imprimatur of Cabinet does not necessarily mean that the information is correct or relevant."
Julian Kenny; Of Sardines and Red Herrings; Trinidad and Tobago Express; Jun 30 2009.
See more usage examples of imprimatur in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. -Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)