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"; its plural is personae non gratae. 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

persona non grata

An undesirable individual; a person out of favor. The term persona grata is Latin for “an acceptable person” and was used to describe diplomats acceptable to the government to which they were accredited. When such a person was, for some reason, no longer acceptable, he or she became persona non grata and would have to be recalled. From the late nineteenth century on, however, the term was also used more loosely for someone who had gotten in trouble or simply was disliked. The OED cites a 1958 issue of the Oxford Mail: “The BMC management should have known that the introduction of two or three people who are persona non grata with the other 350 men in the shop would create difficulty.”
See also: non
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The manifesto declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army, as 'personae non gratae (Latin for unwelcome or unappreciated personalities)' was presented by Bataan Gov.
The Chapter 9 tells the Esref's ban from Turkey by the list of 'The 150 personae non gratae' who were exiled from the country in 1924 and his life after the declaration of the Republic.
It also declared that Woodsworth, Ward, and other radical thinkers of their kind, were personae non gratae at the college.
A total of 58 staff members of the US Embassy in Moscow and two employees of the US Consulate General in Yekaterinburg were declared personae non gratae for the activities incompatible with their diplomatic status.
"The diplomats were handed notes of protest and told that a corresponding number of diplomats of their countries working in Russia were declared "personae non gratae" in response to their unjustified expulsion of Russian diplomatic personnel based on Britain's unproven accusations against Russia related to the so-called "Skripal case", the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
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. Lebanon receives close to $4.5 billion in remittances from Gulf countries each year, representing more than half of the financial inflows to the country.
(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. Most of them were forced to leave their country, their cities and villages, their houses, fields and shops during the compulsory population exchange of 1923.
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