[ pra-teek, prat-ik; French pra-teek ]
/ præˈtik, ˈpræt ɪk; French praˈtik /


license or permission to use a port, given to a ship after quarantine or on showing a clean bill of health.


Origin of pratique

1600–10; < French: practice < Medieval Latin practica. See practice Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pratique


/ (ˈprætiːk, præˈtiːk) /


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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