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imprimatur

noun [S] uk   /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.
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