exequatur

noun ex·e·qua·tur \ˌeksəˈkwātə(r), -wät-\

Definition of exequatur

plural

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  1. 1 :  a written official recognition and authorization of a consular officer issued by the government to which he is accredited

  2. 2 :  permission granted by a sovereign for the exercise of a bishop's functions under papal authority or for the publication of papal bulls

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Origin and Etymology of exequatur

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


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