persona non grata

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persona non grata

A person who has been totally disowned or is no longer acceptable or welcome, especially in or to a foreign government. From Latin, literally meaning "an unacceptable person." Following the president's orders, the members of the foreign embassy were declared personae non gratae. Due to his ties to the extremist group, the senator has become a persona non grata among politicians.
See also: non

perˌsona non ˈgrata

(from Latin) a person who is not welcome in a particular place because of something they have said or done: Persona non grata in Hollywood, Jake moved to New York to try and make a living on the stage.
The meaning of non grata is ‘not pleasing’.
See also: non
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The Davao City council, in its session on Tuesday, declared Trillanes and Lewis personae non gratae for supposedly offending the city's residents and for allegedly supporting destabilization efforts against Mr.
Appeal by Juan Manuel Dominguez was considered and the decision was made to remove his name from the list of people declared personae non gratae.
The diplomats, declared personae non gratae, were given 45 days to leave Kuwait.
Here are some episodes from the life of Vettik to illustrate the mechanism of 'writing personae non gratae out of history'.
transformed unwed fathers from personae non gratae into individuals with
This past year a growing number of Orthodox rabbis have been declared personae non gratae by institutions and organizations that have been identified with the more centrist streams of Orthodoxy.
The specter of expelling thousands of Lebanese expatriates has loomed over the nation the past few days amid some media reports claiming that the GCC is preparing a new list of Lebanese who may be considered personae non gratae.
34) In July, the government of Costa Rica declared three Nicaraguan diplomats personae non gratae on the grounds that they had planted a bomb at the San Jose office of the Honduran airline, SAHSA.
The story is well known: Since the end of the Ottoman Empire, within the nationalist madness, all Greeks of Asia Minor were declared personae non gratae.
In response to the Venezuelan government's decision to declare three American Foreign Service officials persona non gratae on February 17th -- the State Department has declared three officials from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.
Roma people (called pejoratively Gypsies) are known as the personae non gratae of Europe as they are a nation without a country and generally known for being little willing to integrate within societies.
30, Venezuela declared three high-ranking diplomats from the US Embassy in Caracas personae non gratae and expelled them.
authorization of the government of Azerbaijan" as well as publication of a list of people declared personae non gratae by the Ministry of
After some months in Europe, where nervous officials treated them as personae non gratae, and several months in Hollywood, where Eisenstein was unable to come to terms with Paramount Studios about a project, he managed to secure the independent financial backing of Upton and Mary Craig Sinclair to make a film about Mexico and the Mexican revolution.
On the federal scene, we were stunned on September 7, 2012, to hear our Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, announce that Canada was closing its embassy in Iran and declare all remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada personae non gratae.