pratique[pra tēk′, prat′ik]
permission to do business at a port, granted to a ship that has complied with quarantine or health regulations
Origin of pratiqueFrench ; from pratiquer ; from Middle French practiquer: see practice
Clearance granted to a ship to proceed into port after compliance with health regulations or quarantine.
Origin of pratiqueFrench, from Old French practique, from Medieval Latin prāctica, ultimately from Greek prāktikē, from feminine of prāktikos, practical; see practical.
- Permission to use a port given to a ship after compliance with a quarantine or on conviction that she is free of contagious disease.