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A document allowing the holder to pass; a permit.
pass, warrant, authorization, licence, permitView synonyms
- ‘The ‘serum serological’ or Ss protein, his laissez-passer to the H2 show, did not enter his dreams until a dozen years later.’
- ‘If he and my colleagues do not grant me a laissez-passer for the bar, should I go anyway and damn the consequences?’
- ‘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.’
French, literally allow to pass.
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