persona gratapersona gra·ta
nounpl. per·so′nae gra′tae
[often in italics] a person who is acceptable or welcome; esp., a foreign diplomat acceptable to the government to which he or she is assigned
Origin of persona grataClassical Latin
nounpl. per·so·nae gra·tae,
A person who is acceptable or welcome, especially to a foreign government: The successful treaty made the ambassador a persona grata. The foreign ministry deemed the envoy to be persona grata.
Origin of persona grataLate Latin persōna grāta Latin persōna person Latin grāta feminine of grātus acceptable