imprimatur

See also: imprimátur

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɪm.pɹɪˈmeɪ.tə/[1], /ˌɪm.pɹɪˈmɑː.tə/[2], /ˌɪm.pɹɪˈmɑː.tʊə/[3], /ˌɪm.pɹɪˈmeɪ.tʊə/, /ɪmˈpɹɪmətə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɪm.pɹɪˈmɑ.tɚ/, /ˌɪm.pɹɪˈmeɪ.tɚ/, /ɪmprɪˈmɑtʊɹ/[4], /ɪmˈprɪmətɚ/, /ɪmˈprɪmətʊɹ/[5]
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NounEdit

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.
    Synonyms: approval, authorization, endorsement
    • 1988, New York Times, Gay fiction comes home, [1]:
      Children, the final imprimatur to family life, are being borrowed, adopted, created by artificial insemination.
    • 2015 March 30, Michael Billington, “Look Back in Anger: how John Osborne liberated theatrical language”, in The Guardian[2]:
      Even with the imprimatur of Tynan and Hobson, the play was not an instant hit.

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “92762”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.“imprimatur” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ imprimatur” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press.
  3. ^ imprimatur” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press.
  4. ^ imprimatur” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  5. ^ imprimatur” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

CzechEdit

NounEdit

imprimatur n

  1. imprimatur

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin imprimātur (let it be printed)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

imprimatur m (plural imprimaturs)

  1. imprimatur
    Donner son imprimatur.

Further readingEdit


IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin imprimātur (let it be printed), third person singular present subjunctive passive form of imprimere (to imprint).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /imprimatur/
  • Hyphenation: im‧pri‧ma‧tur

NounEdit

imprimatur

  1. (Catholicism) imprimatur, an official license to publish or print something.

Further readingEdit


LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

imprimātur

  1. third-person singular present passive subjunctive of imprimō