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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 65 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EXEQUATUR, the letter patent, issued by a foreign office and signed by a sovereign, which guarantees to a foreign- consul the rights and privileges of his office, and ensures his recognition in the state in which he is appointed to exercise them. If a consul is not appointed by commission he receives no exequatur; and a notice in the Gazette in this case has to suffice. The exequatur may be withdrawn, but in practice, where a consul is obnoxious, an opportunity is afforded to his government to recall him.
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