persona non grata

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adjective per·so·na non gra·ta \pər-ˈsō-nə-ˌnän-ˈgra-tə, -ˈgrä-\

Definition of persona non grata

  1. :  personally unacceptable or unwelcome

Origin and Etymology of persona non grata

New Latin, unacceptable person


First Known Use: 1888

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