persona grata

[ per-soh-nah grah-tah; English per-soh-nuh-grah-tuh, grey-tuh, grat-uh ]
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noun,plural per·so·nae gra·tae [per-soh-nahy grah-tahy; English per-soh-nee grah-tee, grey-, grat-ee]. /pɛrˈsoʊ naɪ ˈgrɑ taɪ; English pərˈsoʊ ni ˈgrɑ ti, ˈgreɪ-, ˈgræt i/. Latin.
  1. an acceptable person, especially a diplomatic representative acceptable to the government to which they are accredited.: Compare persona non grata.

Origin of persona grata

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for persona grata

persona grata

/ Latin (pɜːˈsəʊnə ˈɡrɑːtə) /

nounplural personae gratae (pɜːˈsəʊniː ˈɡrɑːtiː)
  1. an acceptable person, esp a diplomat acceptable to the government of the country to which he or she is sent

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