Exequatur

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Exequatur A written official recognition of a consul or commercial agent, issued by the government to which he is accredited, and authorizing him to exercise his powers in the place to which he is assigned.
    • Exequatur Official recognition or permission.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exequatur An authoritative recognition or authentication, as of a document or a right; an official warrant or permission.
    • n exequatur The right asserted by secular rulers and by bishops to exclude from their territory or dioceses any papal bulls which they consider injurious.
    • n exequatur A written recognition of a person in the character of consul or commercial agent issued by the government to which he is accredited, and authorizing him to exercise his powers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Exequatur eks-e-kwā′tur an official recognition of a consul or commercial agent given by the government of the country in which he is to be.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., 3d pers. sing. pres. subj. of exequi, exsequi, to perform, execute
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exequatur='let him execute'—the opening word.

Usage

In literature:

I went there to see him and ascertain, if I could, why my exequatur was withheld.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
Duplaine, French consul, exequatur of revoked, ii.
"George Washington, Vol. I" by Henry Cabot Lodge
Duplaine, French consul, exequatur of revoked, ii.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
He has been received as secretary, but his exequatur as consul-general has thus far been withheld.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
During such absence he signed pardons, commissions, exequaturs, etc.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant" by James D. Richardson
This was the recall by Seward of the exequatur of the British consul Bunch, at Charleston, South Carolina.
"Great Britain and the American Civil War" by Ephraim Douglass Adams
It would be desirable that all foreign consuls in the Hawaiian Islands should receive new exequaturs from this Government.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by William McKinley
These appointees, though now in Turkey, have not yet received their exequaturs.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
The Exequatur was therefore sent.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The British consul here, it seems, has been meddling with matters in Mississippi, the President states, and has had his exequatur revoked.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Judgments of courts hold in certain classes of cases, others require first a judicial exequatur.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
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