index librorum prohibitorum

noun index li·bro·rum pro·hib·i·to·rum \ -līˈbrōrəmprōˌhibəˈtōrəm , -ȯr- \

Definition of index librorum prohibitorum

plural indices 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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Origin and Etymology of index librorum prohibitorum

New Latin, index of prohibited books


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