index librorum prohibitorum

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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“Index librorum prohibitorum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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