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Index Librorum Prohibitorum

[ in-deks-lahy-brawr-uhm proh-hib-i-tawr-uhm, lee- ]

noun

, Roman Catholic Church.
, plural In·di·ces Li·bro·rum Pro·hib·i·to·rum [in, -d, uh, -seez lahy-, brawr, -, uh, m proh-hib-i-, tawr, -, uh, m, lee-].
  1. a list of books forbidden to be read except from expurgated editions or by special permission.


Index Librorum Prohibitorum

/ ˈɪndɛks laɪˈbrɔːrʊm prəʊˌhɪbɪˈtɔːrʊm /

noun

  1. RC Church (formerly) an official list of proscribed books Often calledthe Index


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Index Librorum Prohibitorum1

< New Latin: index of prohibited books

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Index Librorum Prohibitorum1

C17, literally: list of forbidden books

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Example Sentences

It is proposed to publish virtually an index librorum prohibitorum and an index expurgatorius.

Freedom of thought was vigorously attacked; and the Index Librorum Prohibitorum was decreed.

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