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non placet

[ non -pley-sit, pley-sit ]
/ nɒn ˈplæ tʃɪt, ˈpleɪ sɪt /
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noun

(especially in a church or university assembly) an expression or vote of dissent or disapproval.

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Origin of non placet

First recorded in 1580–90, non placet is from Latin nōn placet “it is not pleasing”
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