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imprimatur -- (Latin)
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  • He put his arm about her shoulder while he condescended to Kennicott, "Nice lil wifey, I’ll say, doc," and when she answered, not warmly, "Thank you very much for the imprimatur," he blew on her neck, and did not know that he had been insulted.

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  • He went into the negotiation with the imprimatur of the president to assure a veto if the clause was not changed.
  • On rare occasions, a Roman Catholic imprimatur may be overruled by a higher authority in the church.

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