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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Fully acceptable or welcome, especially to a foreign government.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

  • noun a diplomat who is acceptable to the government to which he is sent

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin persōna grāta : Latin persōna, person + Latin grāta, feminine of grātus, acceptable.]

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