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[pra-teek, prat-ik; French pra-teek]
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  1. license or permission to use a port, given to a ship after quarantine or on showing a clean bill of health.
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Origin of pratique

1600–10; < French: practice < Medieval Latin practica. See practice
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Historical Examples

  • He seemed satisfied, and gave us pratique without any demur.

    The Cruise of the 'Alerte'

    E. F. Knight

  • 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.

    The Wing-and-Wing

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • They couldn't get clearance—they couldn't even get pratique!

    Never-Fail Blake

    Arthur Stringer

  • 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


  1. formal permission given to a vessel to use a foreign port upon satisfying the requirements of local health authorities
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Word Origin

C17: from French, from Medieval Latin practica practice
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