plural -s
: a written official recognition and authorization of a consular officer issued by the government to which he is accredited
: 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


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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near exequatur

Cite this Entry

“Exequatur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exequatur. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!