[ pley-sit ]
/ ˈpleɪ sɪt /


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

Definition for placet (2 of 2)

non placet
[ non pley-sit ]
/ nɒn ˈpleɪ sɪt /


(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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for placet

/ (ˈpleɪsɛt) /


a vote or expression of assent by saying the word placet

Word Origin for placet

C16: from Latin, literally: it pleases
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