persona grata


per·​so·​na gra·​ta pər-ˈsō-nə-ˈgra-tə How to pronounce persona grata (audio) -ˈgrä- How to pronounce persona grata (audio)
: personally acceptable or welcome

Word History


New Latin, acceptable person

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of persona grata was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Persona grata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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