[ les-ey-pa-sey; French le-sey-pah-sey ]
/ ˈlɛs eɪ pæˈseɪ; French lɛ seɪ pɑˈseɪ /
noun, plural lais·sez-pas·sers, French lais·sez-pas·ser.
a permit; pass, especially one issued in lieu of a passport.
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Origin of laissez-passer
< French: literally, allow to pass
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British Dictionary definitions for laissez passer
/ French (lese pase) /
a document granting unrestricted access or movement to its holder
Word Origin for laissez passer
literally: let pass
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