exequatur

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

Definition of exequatur

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

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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


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