persona grata

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persona gra·ta

 (pər-sō′nə grä′tə, grăt′ə)
n. pl. per·so·nae gra·tae (-nē; -tē)
A person who is acceptable or welcome, especially to a foreign government: The successful treaty made the ambassador a persona grata. The foreign ministry deemed the envoy to be persona grata.

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

(pɜːˈsəʊnə ˈɡrɑːtə)
n, pl personae gratae (pɜːˈsəʊniː ˈɡrɑːtiː)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an acceptable person, esp a diplomat acceptable to the government of the country to which he or she is sent
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per•so•na gra•ta

(pərˈsoʊ nə ˈgrɑ tə, ˈgreɪ tə, ˈgræt ə)

being personally acceptable or welcome.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.persona grata - a diplomat who is acceptable to the government to which he is sent
diplomat, diplomatist - an official engaged in international negotiations
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His manners and his speech were alike reserved, his air of breeding was apparent, but he had not the natural ease or charm which was making Granet, even in those few minutes, persona grata with Geraldine's mother and a little circle of newly-arrived guests.
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