ne exeat


ne ex·​e·​at
: a high prerogative writ formerly used in England matters of state to restrain a person from leaving the country
: a writ issued out of chancery or equity to restrain a person from leaving the jurisdiction of the court pending an action

Word History


Latin, let him not leave

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 ne exeat

Cite this Entry

“Ne exeat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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