ex·​e·​qua·​tur | \ ˌeksəˈkwātə(r), -wät- \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for exequatur

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 22 Oct. 2021.

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