exeat

noun

ex·​e·​at
ˈeksēˌat
plural -s
1
British : a permit for temporary absence (as from a college or monastery)
2
: a letter of permission allowing a cleric to transfer from one diocese to another : a letter of excardination

Word History

Etymology

Latin, let him or her go out, 3d person singular present subjunctive of exire to go out, from ex- ex- entry 1 + ire to go

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“Exeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exeat. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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