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Placet meaning

Placet - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. A vote of assent, as of the governing body of a university, of an ecclesiastical council, etc.
  2. 2. The assent of the civil power to the promulgation of an ecclesiastical ordinance.

Placet - examples of usage

  1. After quoting his text, it was his custom to begin with some short prayer like the following, which occurs in a sermon preached at Avignon on the feast of All Saints, 1358: Pro edificandi gratia impetranda, devote, si placet, matrem gratiae salutemus, dicentes Ave Maria. - "The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, August 1865", Society of Clergymen.
  2. The theorist must come forward with an affectation of modesty, as into the presence of competent critics; he must only expose his wares, win for himself a hearing, and then humbly wait for the placet of the sovereign people. - "The Faith of the Millions (2nd series)", George Tyrrell.
  3. Two rights only are left to the Bishops; they can make speeches in the General Congregation, and they can say Placet or Non placet. - "Letters From Rome on the Council", Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger.
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