[ per-soh-nah grah-tah; English per-soh-nuh grah-tuh, grey-tuh, grat-uh ]
/ pɛrˈsoʊ nɑ ˈgrɑ tɑ; English pərˈsoʊ nə ˈgrɑ tə, ˈgreɪ tə, ˈgræt ə /
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.
an acceptable person, especially a diplomatic representative acceptable to the government to which he or she is accredited.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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British Dictionary definitions for persona grata
/ Latin (pɜːˈsəʊnə ˈɡrɑːtə) /
noun plural personae gratae (pɜːˈsəʊniː ˈɡrɑːtiː)
an acceptable person, esp a diplomat acceptable to the government of the country to which he or she is sent
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