exequatur(redirected from exequaturs)
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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official authorization issued by a host country to a consular agent, permitting him or her to perform his or her official duties
2. (Roman Catholic Church) an act by which the civil governments of certain nations permit the laws of the Roman Catholic Church to take effect in their territories
[C18: from Latin, literally: let him perform, from exequī to perform, from ex-1 + sequī to follow]