Origin of passport
Examples from the Web for passport
Addison was allowed out of jail, finally, but her passport was held pending an investigation—even though nobody questioned her.
Their expectation was that her petition to have her passport returned might be honored.
Freundel was charged with six counts of voyeurism, a misdemeanor, and has surrendered his passport while awaiting trial.Women Describe How Top D.C. Rabbi Allegedly Spied on Them in the Nude|Steven I. Weiss|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had grown even more alarmed when he discovered that her passport was missing.
“Documenting yourself in a place is like stamping a passport,” says Selfies at Serious Places' creator Jason Feifer.Selfie Hall of Shame: Is Anywhere Safe From Sick Snaps?|Charlotte Lytton|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had obtained his passport, and had come to wish me good-bye.Valerie|Frederick Marryat
When the waiter returned to the hotel with the police the officer had vanished; and you were there with your own passport.Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress|George Bernard Shaw
Mr. Hutchinson, they said, that song is a passport to you anywhere in the South.Immortal Songs of Camp and Field|Louis Albert Banks
Doors unbar before them, and they are a passport to the hearts of everybody, young and old.Character|Samuel Smiles
"We have a passport, and will leave the town," answered the merchant, doggedly.Debit and Credit|Gustav Freytag
British Dictionary definitions for passport
Word Origin for passport
Word Origin and History for passport
c.1500, from Middle French passeport "authorization to pass through a port" to enter or leave a country (15c.), from passe, imperative of Old French passer "to pass" (see pass (v.)) + port "port" (see port (n.1)).