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imprimatur

noun [S]     /ˌɪm.prɪˈmeɪ.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/ formal
official permission to do something that is given by a person or group in a position of power : When he suspended the constitution and dissolved Congress , he had the imprimatur of the armed forces .Allowing and permitting
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