Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A license or permit for absence from a college or a religious house (such as a monastery)
  • n. A permission which a bishop grants to a priest to go out of his diocese

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A license for absence from a college or a religious house.
  • n. A permission which a bishop grants to a priest to go out of his diocese.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Leave of absence granted to a student in the English universities.
  • n. Permission granted by a bishop to a priest to leave his diocese. See ne exeat.

Etymologies

Latin third-person singular subjunctive of exeō ("depart") used as an impersonal imperative, literally “let him go forth”. (Wiktionary)

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