[ in-deks ik-spur-guh-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr- ]
/ ˈɪn dɛks ɪkˌspɜr gəˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr- /
noun, plural In·di·ces Ex·pur·ga·to·ri·i [in-duh-seez-ikspur-guh-tawr-ee-ahy, -tohr-] /ˈɪn dəˌsizˌɪkspɜr gəˈtɔr iˌaɪ, -ˈtoʊr-/. Roman Catholic Church.
a list of books now included in the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, forbidden to be read except from expurgated editions.
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Origin of Index Expurgatorius
< New Latin: literally, expurgatory index
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