laissez-passer

[les-ey-pa-sey; French le-sey-pah-sey]

noun, plural lais·sez-pas·sers, French lais·sez-pas·ser.

a permit; pass, especially one issued in lieu of a passport.

Nearby words

  1. laisser-aller,
  2. laissez aller,
  3. laissez faire,
  4. laissez passer,
  5. laissez-faire,
  6. lait d'amandes,
  7. laitance,
  8. laith,
  9. laity,
  10. laius

Origin of laissez-passer

< French: literally, allow to pass

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British Dictionary definitions for laissez passer

laissez passer

laisser passer

noun

a document granting unrestricted access or movement to its holder

Word Origin for laissez passer

literally: let pass

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