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ticket of leave

or ticket-of-leave

noun, plural tickets of leave. British.
(formerly) a permit allowing a convict to leave prison, under certain restrictions, and go to work before having served a full term, somewhat similar to a certificate of parole.
Origin of ticket of leave
First recorded in 1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for ticket of leave

ticket of leave

(formerly in Britain) a permit allowing a convict (ticket-of-leave man) to leave prison, after serving only part of his sentence, with certain restrictions placed on him
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