persona grata

[per-soh-nah grah-tah; English per-soh-nuh grah-tuh, grey-tuh, grat-uh]

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.

Nearby words

  1. person of colour,
  2. person-day,
  3. person-to-person,
  4. person-year,
  5. persona,
  6. persona non grata,
  7. personable,
  8. personae,
  9. personage,
  10. personal


Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for persona grata

persona grata

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012