Definitions for persona non gratapərˈsoʊ nə nɒn ˈgrɑ tə, ˈgreɪ tə, ˈgræt ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•so•na non gra•tapərˈsoʊ nə nɒn ˈgrɑ tə, ˈgreɪ tə, ˈgræt ə(adj.)

  1. not being personally acceptable or welcome.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. persona non grata(noun)

    a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent

  2. unwelcome person, persona non grata(noun)

    a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome


  1. persona non grata(Noun)

    A person who is not welcome, especially a diplomat in a foreign country.

  2. Origin: persona + non + grata (from gratus).


  1. Persona non grata

    In diplomacy, the term persona non grata, literally meaning "an unwelcome person", refers to a foreign person whose entering or remaining in a particular country is prohibited by that country's government. It is the most serious form of censure which one country can apply to foreign diplomats, who are otherwise protected by diplomatic immunity from arrest and other normal kinds of prosecution.


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