- a written recognition of a consul by the government of the state in which he or she is stationed giving authorization to exercise appropriate powers.
- an authorization granted by a secular ruler for the publication of papal bulls or other ecclesiastical enactments to give them binding force.
Origin of exequatur
1780–90; < Latin: literally, he may perform, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of exequī. See exequy
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Examples from the Web for exequatur
And the exequatur can be withdrawn for personal reasons at any moment.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)
Lassa Francis Oppenheim
I went there to see him and ascertain, if I could, why my exequatur was withheld.
I did this, with the result that the obstacle was removed and the exequatur issued.
I have here my government's exequatur confirming you as Terrestrial consul-general to Yill.The Yillian Way
John Keith Laumer
This exequatur, called in Turkey a barat, may be revoked at any time at the discretion of the government where he resides.
- an official authorization issued by a host country to a consular agent, permitting him to perform his official duties
- an act by which the civil governments of certain nations permit the laws of the Roman Catholic Church to take effect in their territories
C18: from Latin, literally: let him perform, from exequī to perform, from ex- 1 + sequī to follow