exequatur

(Latin: let him perform)

Official recognition of a consul or commercial agent by the government of the country where he is to exercise his activities. Approbation given by certain civil rulers to Bulls, papal Briefs, or other ecclesiastical ellactments to give them binding force in their territories. If the enactment is made by a subject of the ruler the term regium placet (royal consent) is used instead of exequatur.

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