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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15- Considering assistants of the German Military Attache, Karsten Harwege, Maik Mietho and Jorge Michael Grobman personae non gratae.
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.
Public school teachers are personae non gratae, blamed for a whole gamut of issues, such as poor student performance and achievement, and stymieing school reform.
Visibility has increased -- we are, as they say, everywhere -- but compared with heterosexual Americans, we are pariahs, personae non gratae, personally, professionally and legally.
Members of our embassy staff who are accredited as diplomats - since they have absolute immunity under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations - will be expelled as personae non gratae. However, the embassy staff members who do not have diplomatic rank, like the drivers, will be in trouble.
"To comply with the Polish side's demands, the diplomats declared personae non gratae by Poland left the country by midnight on April 3," he said.
In a show of solidarity with London's stance over the reported poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, the United States declared 60 Russian diplomats personae non gratae on March 26, including Russia's trade representative Alexander Stadnik.