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ticket of leave

Saltos de línea: ticket of leave
Pronunciación: /tɪkɪtəvˈliːv
 
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Definición de ticket of leave en inglés:

sustantivo

British historical
A document granting certain concessions, especially leave, to a prisoner or convict who had served part of their time: [as modifier]: ticket-of-leave men
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There were only just over three hundred probation and re-convicted men left for whom employment had to be found for the next few years until they got their ticket of leave.
  • The ticket of leave was initially a device to reduce the number of convicts on the store.
  • Conservative critics bemoaned the pernicious consequences of softhearted penal policies and demanded stricter control of ticket-of-leave men.

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