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persona grata

Pronunciation: /pərˌsōnə ˈɡrädə/

noun (plural personae gratae /pərˈsōnē ˈɡrätē/)

A person, especially a diplomat, acceptable to certain others: I shall no longer be persona grata at the embassy Compare with persona non grata.


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

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Syllabification: per·so·na gra·ta

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