noun[mass noun] historical
Permission granted to a ship to have dealings with a port, given after quarantine or on showing a clean bill of health.
More example sentences
- The ships are those which have been boarded by the harbour master and given pratique.
early 17th century: from French, literally 'practice', via Italian from medieval Latin practica, feminine (used as a noun) of practicus 'practical'.
Definition of pratique in:
- The US English dictionary