persona grata

adjective
per·​so·​na gra·​ta | \ pər-ˈsō-nə-ˈgra-tə How to pronounce persona grata (audio) , -ˈgrä- How to pronounce persona grata (audio) \

Definition of persona grata

: personally acceptable or welcome

First Known Use of persona grata

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for persona grata

New Latin, acceptable person

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The first known use of persona grata was in 1882

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“Persona grata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/persona%20grata. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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