[pra-teek, prat-ik; French pra-teek]
license or permission to use a port, given to a ship after quarantine or on showing a clean bill of health.
Origin of pratique
practice < Medieval Latin practica.
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Examples from the Web for pratique
Historical Examples of pratique
He seemed satisfied, and gave us pratique without any demur.
Hand over your bill of health, that I may see whether you can have pratique.'
It is unnecessary to dwell on the forms of the pratique officers.
They couldn't get clearance—they couldn't even get pratique!
The harbour doctor had not even thought it worth while to mention the change of government when he gave me pratique.
British Dictionary definitions for pratique
formal permission given to a vessel to use a foreign port upon satisfying the requirements of local health authorities
Word Origin for pratique
C17: from French, from Medieval Latin practica practice
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