ne exeat

noun

ne ex·​e·​at
nēˈeksēˌat
1
: a high prerogative writ formerly used in England matters of state to restrain a person from leaving the country
2
: a writ issued out of chancery or equity to restrain a person from leaving the jurisdiction of the court pending an action

Word History

Etymology

Latin, let him not leave

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“Ne exeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ne%20exeat. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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