[ ek-see-at ]
/ ˈɛk siˌæt /


permission granted by a bishop to a priest to leave the diocese.
British. official permission for a student to be absent from a college or university.

Origin of exeat

1475–85; noun use of Latin exeat let (him) go out, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of exīre to go out
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British Dictionary definitions for exeat

/ (ˈɛksɪət) /

noun British

leave of absence from school or some other institution
a bishop's permission for a priest to leave his diocese in order to take up an appointment elsewhere

Word Origin for exeat

C18: Latin, literally: he may go out, from exīre
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