non placet


: a negative vote

Examples of non placet in a Sentence

the motion to award the controversial scholar an honorary degree from the university passed by an overwhelming margin, with only two recorded non placets

Word History


Latin, it does not please

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of non placet was in 1589

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Cite this Entry

“Non placet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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