What does ALTERNAT mean?

ALTERNAT meaning in General Dictionary

A usage among diplomats of rotation in precedence among representatives of equal rank often determined by good deal and at in other cases in regular purchase The practice obtains in signing of treaties and conventions between nations

ALTERNAT meaning in Law Dictionary

use among diplomatists wherein the ranking and places of different powers, who have exactly the same right and pretensions to precedence, are changed from time to time, in a choice of a specific regular purchase or one decided by good deal. In drawing up treaties and conventions, including, it will be the usage of certain powers to alternate, both in the preamble and the signatures, to ensure each energy occupies, in the copy intended to be brought to it, the initial destination. Grain Int. Legislation,