WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Governmenta written recognition of a consul by the government of the state in which he or she is stationed giving authorization to exercise appropriate powers.
- Religionan authorization granted by a secular ruler for the publication of papal bulls or other ecclesiastical enactments to give them binding force.
- Latin: literally, he may perform, 3rd pers. singular present subjunctive of exequī. See exequy