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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.”
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The Russian Foreign Ministry declared that 23 employees of the UK Embassy in Moscow personae non gratae in response to the similar move made by London, adding that the diplomats must leave [Russia] within a week.
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.
Cairo and Ankara declared each other's ambassadors personae non gratae last fall and mutually reduced their level of representation.
The day Chavez died, it declared personae non gratae and expelled two US military attaches, whom it accused of taking advantage of the president's illness to "entice many of our active-duty military to participate in destabilizing projects," said Foreign Minister Elias Jaua.
On Thursday, Kuwait asked the Iranian embassy to reduce the number of its diplomats from 19 to four, and gave the personae non gratae 45 days to leave the country.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Last week, Turkey and Egypt declared each other's ambassadors "personae non gratae." Furthermore, they are now only represented by a charge d'affaires in the other's country.
Baird said in a statement that "Canada has closed its embassy in Iran, effective immediately, and declared personae non gratae all remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada."
On Saturday, Russia announced retaliatory measures against the United Kingdom, declaring 23 employees of the UK Embassy in Moscow personae non gratae in response to London's move.
Kuwait on Friday asked the Iranian government to cut its embassy staff and gave the personae non gratae diplomats 45 days to leave.
The Russian Foreign Ministry declared on Saturday 23 employees of the UK Embassy in Moscow personae non gratae in response to the similar move made by London, adding that the diplomats must leave [Russia] within a week.