Definition of transire in English:

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Pronunciation: /tranˈzʌɪə/
Pronunciation: /tranˈzʌɪri/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


(In the UK) a customs document on which the cargo loaded on to a ship is listed, issued to prove that the goods listed on it have come from a home port rather than an overseas one.
Example sentences
  • If the holder of the general transire shall fail to furnish the account of the cargo and the notices herein referred to the master of the ship shall be liable to the penalty provided in Section 68.
  • All such vessels shall produce transires in duplicate, signed and certified to by the customs at the Liberian port of shipment, such transires to detail quantities and values.
  • When a general transire is in force the master merely lodges notices before loading or discharging cargo.


Late 16th century: from Latin transire 'go across'.

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