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
Historical Examples of placet
But it failed to receive the placet of the American statesman.
His dissertation on the Regium placet exequatur made him an international celebrity.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for placet
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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