Persona Non Grata

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Persona Non Grata

A diplomat rejected as a representative by the country to which the diplomat is sent. The term is Latin for "unacceptable person."
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Ex-nuns are personae non gratae to Kolmer and her friends in the conference, as they are in Review for Religious, a publication Kolmer is associated with.
As victims/opponents of Hitler's Germany, Honigmann's repatriated parents were instrumentally subsumed into the GDR's foundational myth of antifascist resistance and ensconced in the East German political echelon; as Jews, however, they were personae non gratae.
In 1980, a missionary couple from the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board was declared personae non gratae by the convention, and letters were sent to Richmond requesting that they not return from their furlough.