Pronunciation: (per-sō'nä grä'tä; Eng. pur-sō'nu grä'tu, grā'tu, grat'u), [key]
—pl. per•so•nae gra•taePronunciation: (per-sō'nī grä'tī; Eng. pur-sō'nē grä'tē, grā'-, grat'ē). [key] Latin.
an acceptable person, esp. a diplomatic representative acceptable to the government to which he or she is accredited.
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