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)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.