- an expression or vote of assent or sanction, indicated by the use of the Latin word placet (it pleases).
Origin of placet
First recorded in 1580–90
- (especially in a church or university assembly) an expression or vote of dissent or disapproval.
Origin of non placet
First recorded in 1580–90, non placet is from the Latin word nōn placet it is not pleasing
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Examples from the Web for placet
But it failed to receive the placet of the American statesman.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference
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His dissertation on the Regium placet exequatur made him an international celebrity.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
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These votes shall be given viv voce, by the words, Placet or Non Placet.
The aged cardinal rose slowly, and in a feeble voice replied, Placet.
Soon after, a law made the placet obligatory for all documents emanating from the diocesan or papal authorities.
- a vote or expression of assent by saying the word placet
C16: from Latin, literally: it pleases
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