[pra-teek, prat-ik; French pra-teek]
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Origin of pratique

1600–10; < French: practice < Medieval Latin practica. See practice Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for pratique

pink, navicert, pratique

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.

    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

Word Origin for pratique

C17: from French, from Medieval Latin practica practice
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