a written recognition of a consul, issued by the government of the state in which the consul 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.
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How to use exequatur in a sentence
Admittance of consuls takes place through the so-called exequatur, granted by the head of the admitting State.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2) | Lassa Francis Oppenheim
Eventually the American Government revoked his exequatur, and he made a semi-state return to England in a man-of-war.Lord Lyons: A Record of British Diplomacy | Thomas Wodehouse Legh Newton
Judgments of courts hold in certain classes of cases, others require first a judicial exequatur.
Judgments of courts hold in certain classes of cases while in others a judicial exequatur is first required.World's War Events, Volume III | Various
If a consul is not appointed by commission he receives no exequatur; and a notice in the Gazette in this case has to suffice.
British Dictionary definitions for exequatur
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
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