Definition of laissez-passer in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌlɛseɪˈpɑːseɪ
, lɛsepase/


  • A document allowing the holder to pass; a permit.
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    • He is valued for his professionalism and his job provides him with the laissez-passer of the title, a safe conduct pass that allows him greater freedom of the city.
    • The laissez-passer is a ‘safe conduct ‘pass which Devaivre is allowed by the Germans to carry on the streets as an employee, but also a badge of shame.
    • The ‘serum serological’ or Ss protein, his laissez-passer to the H2 show, did not enter his dreams until a dozen years later.


French, literally 'allow to pass'.

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