laissez-passer

[ 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

laissez passer

laisser passer

/ French (lese pase) /

noun

a document granting unrestricted access or movement to its holder

Word Origin for laissez passer

literally: let pass
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