Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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