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exeat

[ek-see-at] /ˈɛk siˌæt/
noun
1.
permission granted by a bishop to a priest to leave the diocese.
2.
British. official permission for a student to be absent from a college or university.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; noun use of Latin exeat let (him) go out, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of exīre to go out
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exeat

/ˈɛksɪət/
noun (Brit)
1.
leave of absence from school or some other institution
2.
a bishop's permission for a priest to leave his diocese in order to take up an appointment elsewhere
Word Origin
C18: Latin, literally: he may go out, from exīre
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