Laissez-passer definition

lĕsā-pä-sā
A pass, especially one used in lieu of a passport.
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A pass authorizing access to a place, travel in a country, etc.
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A pass or permit; a document permitting the bearer to travel, sometimes issued as an emergency passport.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
laissez-passer
Plural:
laissez-passers

Origin of laissez-passer

  • French laissez second person pl. imperative of laisser to let passer to pass

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary