One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1That cannot be passed, impassable. In early use chiefly poetic and literary.
2Of a person: without a pass or authorization document.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Newton (d. 1607), translator and Church of England clergyman. From pass + -less.
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