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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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.
Though cleaner, the Tour was not without controversy, with the forced reinstatement of personae non gratae Manolo Saiz, of ONCE, and controversial Frenchman Richard Virenque, he of the Festina team thrown out last year.
Many of them are cigarette smokers who are now personae non gratae at their old haunts.