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 Ex’ecrate (3 syl.).Ex’ercises. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
An official recognition of a person in the character of consul or commercial agent, authorising him to exercise his power. The word is Latin, and means, “he may exercise” [the function to which he has been appointed].   1
        “The Northern Patriotic League (Oporto) has decided to petition the Government to withdraw the Exequatur from the British Consul here.”—Reuter’s Telegram, Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 1890.

 Ex’ecrate (3 syl.).Ex’ercises. 

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