ne exeat

ne ex·​e·​at | \ nēˈeksēˌat \

Definition of ne exeat

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

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History and Etymology for ne exeat

Latin, let him not leave

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“Ne exeat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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