Index Librorum Prohibitorum

[ in-deks-lahy-brawr-uh m proh-hib-i-tawr-uh m, -brohr-uh m proh-hib-i-tohr-, lee- ]
/ ˈɪn dɛks laɪˈbrɔr əm proʊˌhɪb ɪˈtɔr əm, -ˈbroʊr əm proʊˌhɪb ɪˈtoʊr-, li- /

noun, plural In·di·ces Li·bro·rum Pro·hib·i·to·rum [in-duh-seez lahy-brawr-uh m proh-hib-i-tawr-uh m, -brohr-uh m proh-hib-i-tohr-, lee-] /ˈɪn dəˌsiz laɪˈbrɔr əm proʊˌhɪb ɪˈtɔr əm, -ˈbroʊr əm proʊˌhɪb ɪˈtoʊr-, li-/. Roman Catholic Church.

a list of books forbidden to be read except from expurgated editions or by special permission.


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Origin of Index Librorum Prohibitorum

< New Latin: index of prohibited books Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for index librorum prohibitorum

Index Librorum Prohibitorum
/ Latin (ˈɪndɛks laɪˈbrɔːrʊm prəʊˌhɪbɪˈtɔːrʊm) /


RC Church (formerly) an official list of proscribed booksOften called: the Index

Word Origin for Index Librorum Prohibitorum

C17, literally: list of forbidden books
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