index expurgatorius

index ex·​pur·​ga·​to·​ri·​us | \ -ikˌspərgəˈtōrēəs, -ek-, -ȯr- \
plural indices expurgatorii\ -​rēˌī , -​rēˌē \

Definition of index expurgatorius

1 sometimes capitalized I&E : a list of proscribed material (as books)
2 usually capitalized I&E : a list of books once separately published and now included in the Index Librorum Prohibitorum that gives titles of works forbidden by church authority to Roman Catholics pending revision or deletion of some sections

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“Index expurgatorius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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