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Nansen passport

noun
  1. a passport issued after World War I by the League of Nations to refugees unable to establish citizenship.
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Origin of Nansen passport

1920–25; after F. Nansen, on whose initiative an agreement to issue such passports was signed
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British Dictionary definitions for nansen passport

Nansen passport

noun
  1. a passport issued to stateless persons by the League of Nations after World War I
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Word Origin

C20: named after F. Nansen
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