Definition of exequatur
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
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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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