index librorum prohibitorum

noun
index li·​bro·​rum pro·​hib·​i·​to·​rum | \-līˈbrōrəmprōˌhibəˈtōrəm, -ȯr-\
plural indices librorum prohibitorum

Definition of index librorum prohibitorum 

1 sometimes capitalized I&L&P : a list of proscribed books

2 usually capitalized I&L&P : a list of books condemned in whole or in part as dangerous to faith or morals by church authority and forbidden to Roman Catholics — compare index expurgatorius

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New Latin, index of prohibited books

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