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persona grata

Line breaks: per|sona grata
Pronunciation: /pəˌsəʊnə ˈɡrɑːtə
 
, pəː-/

Definition of persona grata in English:

noun (plural personae gratae /-niː, -tiː/)

A person, especially a diplomat, acceptable to certain others: in my last term I became persona grata to a group of Newnham College girls

Origin

Latin, from persona (see persona) + grata, feminine of gratus 'pleasing'.

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