carnet

[ kahr-ney; French kar-ne ]
/ kɑrˈneɪ; French karˈnɛ /
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noun, plural car·nets [kahr-neyz; French kar-ne] /kɑrˈneɪz; French karˈnɛ/.

a customs document allowing an automobile to be driven at no cost across international borders.

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  9. carnification,
  10. carnify

Origin of carnet

1895–1900; < French: notebook, book of tickets; Middle French quernet, equivalent to quern- (compare quaer (with loss of n) group of four sheets; see cahier) + -et -et

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British Dictionary definitions for carnet

carnet

/ (ˈkɑːneɪ) /

noun

  1. a customs licence authorizing the temporary importation of a motor vehicle
  2. an official document permitting motorists to cross certain frontiers
a book of tickets, travel coupons, etc

Word Origin for carnet

French: notebook, from Old French quernet, ultimately from Latin quaternī four at a time; see quire 1

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