laissez-passer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French laissez-passer.

Noun[edit]

laissez-passer (plural laissez-passers)

  1. A pass or permit; a document permitting the bearer to travel, sometimes issued as an emergency passport.
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 385:
      ‘Find the British Consul, and Jane can claim she lost her money and passport. He'll issue her with some kind of laissez-passer.’

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

laissez-passer m

  1. pass (document granting permission to pass or to go and come)

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