Definition of pratique in US English:

pratique

noun

historical
  • Permission granted to a ship to have dealings with a port, given after quarantine or on showing a clean bill of health.

    • ‘The ships are those which have been boarded by the harbour master and given pratique.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from French, literally ‘practice’, via Italian from medieval Latin practica, feminine (used as a noun) of practicus ‘practical’.

Pronunciation

pratique

/praˈtēk//præˈtik/