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[les-ey-pa-sey; French le-sey-pah-sey]
noun, plural lais·sez-pas·sers, French lais·sez-pas·ser.
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for laissez-passer

Historical Examples

  • With my laissez-passer you could have gone anywhere in Tibet.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • I did not ask for any laissez-passer, knowing well enough that it would not be granted.