index expurgatorius

noun index ex·pur·ga·to·ri·us \ -ikˌspərgəˈtōrēəs , -ek- , -ȯr- \

Definition of index expurgatorius

plural indices expurgatorii \-rēˌī, -rēˌē\
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

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of index expurgatorius

New Latin, expurgatory index


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up index expurgatorius? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to buzz or drone

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!