from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An expressed sanction: permission given by one in authority; specifically, sanction granted to the promulgation and execution of an ecclesiastical ordinance, and particularly such sanction granted by a sovereign to papal bulls, briefs, and other edicts.
- noun A vote of assent in a council; a vote of the governing body in a university.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A vote of assent, as of the governing body of a university, of an ecclesiastical council, etc.
- noun The assent of the civil power to the promulgation of an ecclesiastical ordinance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
voteof assent, as of the governing body of a university, an ecclesiastical council, etc.
- noun The
assentof the civil powerto the promulgationof an ecclesiastical ordinance.
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_Quod regi placet, id mihi quoque placet_; "Whatsoever pleaseth the king, that also pleaseth me."
"placet," taken measures to restrict mortmain (which exempted Church property from taxation), and had obtained the right to designate bishops.
Keeping silence so as not to irritate the murderous regime in Iran is placet approval.
Animus enim aspirat ut eo fruator, et formam boni habet et praecipue videtur et placet.
Qualis in oculis hominum qui inversis pedibus ambulat, talis in oculis sapientum et angelorum qui sibi placet, aut cui passiones dominantur.
Si occidere placet, ferrum meum vides, si verberibus contenta es, curro nudus ad poenam.
A common humour it is of all men to think well of other men's fortunes, and dislike their own:  Cui placet alterius, sua nimirum est odio sors; but  qui fit Mecoenas, &c., how comes it to pass, what's the cause of it?
 Nec mihi cincta Diana placet, nec nuda Cythere,
Quibus omnis in armis vita placet, non ulla juvat nisi morte, nec ullam esse putant vitam, quae non assueverit armis.
Ennius in Menelippe adviseth thee as a friend to take statam formam, si vis habere incolumem pudicitiam, one of a middle size, neither too fair nor too foul,  Nec formosa magis quam mihi casta placet, with old Cato, though fit let her beauty be, neque lectissima, neque illiberalis, between both.