exequatur

noun

ex·​e·​qua·​tur
ˌeksəˈkwātə(r),
-wät-
plural -s
1
: a written official recognition and authorization of a consular officer issued by the government to which he is accredited
2
: permission granted by a sovereign for the exercise of a bishop's functions under papal authority or for the publication of papal bulls

Word History

Etymology

Latin exequatur, exsequatur let him perform, 3d person singular present subjunctive of exequi, exsequi to perform, execute

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“Exequatur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exequatur. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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