from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Fully acceptable or welcome, especially to a foreign government: The diplomat was persona grata.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who is acceptable; one in favor: as, an ambassdor must be persona grata to the sovereign to whome he is accredited.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a diplomat who is acceptable to the government to which he is sent
Late Latin persōna grāta : Latin persōna, person + Latin grāta, feminine of grātus, acceptable.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)