Passport

Definition of Passport

Pass´port
n.1.Permission to pass; a document given by the competent officer of a state, permitting the person therein named to pass or travel from place to place, without molestation, by land or by water.
Caution in granting passports to Ireland.
- Clarendon.
2.A document carried by neutral merchant vessels in time of war, to certify their nationality and protect them from belligerents; a sea letter.
3.A license granted in time of war for the removal of persons and effects from a hostile country; a safe-conduct.
4.Figuratively: Anything which secures advancement and general acceptance.
His passport is his innocence and grace.
- Dryden.

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pass, permission, safe-conduct, safeguard
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