Definition of ne exeat regno in English:

ne exeat regno


  • A writ restraining a person from leaving the area of the court's jurisdiction without licence.

    The writ is now little used in any common law jurisdiction.


ne exeat regno

/ˌneɪ ɛksɪat ˈrɛɡnəʊ/ /ˌniː ɛksɪat ˈrɛɡnəʊ/


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Middleton (d. 1627), playwright. From post-classical Latin ne exeat regno ‘let him not go out of the kingdom’ from classical Latin nē + exeat, 3rd singular present subjunctive of exīre + regno, ablative singular of regnum.