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  1. an expression or vote of assent or sanction, indicated by the use of the Latin word placet (it pleases).
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Origin of placet

First recorded in 1580–90

non placet

[non pley-sit]
  1. (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 the Latin word nōn placet it is not pleasing
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  1. a vote or expression of assent by saying the word placet
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Word Origin for placet

C16: from Latin, literally: it pleases
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