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Persona grata   /pərsˈoʊnə grˈɑtə/   Listen
Persona grata

A diplomat who is acceptable to the government to which he is sent.

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"Persona grata" Quotes from Famous Books

... brought down his consistent friend, the dear old Princess Christiana of Hoch and Unter, black bonnet, deafness, and all, to open a new wing of the children's hospital. The Princhester conservative paper took the occasion to inform the diocese that he was a fluent German scholar and consequently a persona grata with the royal aunts, and that the Princess Christiana was merely just one of a number of royalties now practically at the beck and call of Princhester. It was not true, but it was very effective locally, and seemed to justify a little the hauteur of which Lady Ella was so unjustly suspected. ...
— Soul of a Bishop • H. G. Wells

Words linked to "Persona grata" :   diplomatist, diplomat

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