index expurgatorius

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

Definition of index expurgatorius


indices expurgatorii

\-rēˌī, -rēˌē\
  1. 1 sometimes capitalized I&E :  a list of proscribed material (as books)

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of index expurgatorius

New Latin, expurgatory index

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