laissez-passer love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pass, especially one used in lieu of a passport.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. pass; permit
  • n. A document permitting the bearer to travel, sometimes issued as an emergency passport.

Etymologies

French : laissez, second person pl. imperative of laisser, to let + passer, to pass.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French: laissez passer, let pass. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His so- called laissez-passer travel document issued by the United Nations will be given to his lawyers, who will turn it over to prosecutors, according to the filing.

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  • They are also requesting that East Jerusalem residents who have to pay an additional fee for a one-time permit every time they travel (205 shekels or $55) be allowed to use the laissez-passer travel document which would allow them multiple trips without needing to take out a one-time expensive permit.

    Karameh Means Dignity for Palestinians

  • They are also requesting that East Jerusalem residents who have to pay an additional fee for a one-time permit every time they travel 205 shekels or $55 be allowed to use the laissez-passer travel document which would allow them multiple trips without needing to take out a one-time expensive permit.

    Daoud Kuttab: Karameh Means Dignity for Palestinians

  • Her application for asylum, and the processing of her case by the immigration courts, hinge on a personal identification document called a laissez-passer issued by the Ethiopian government.

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  • While they are granted a laissez-passer (travel document) as permanent residents of Israel, only some religious clerics and university students are granted temporary permission to leave to enter Syria.

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  • France where he was issued with a laissez-passer, a diplomatic document which allowed him also to travel to Germany, whose membership of the

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  • She therefore asked the State Department to intervene, which resulted in Israel giving her a laissez-passer to come here and arrange her status.

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  • The American passport was truly a laissez-passer—a safeguard.

    The Prize

  • Lana Baydas, a British-educated professor at the American University in Cairo, has waited 18 months for residency papers, during which time she has had to fly 18 times to Syria, the only country she can travel freely to on her Syrian-Palestinian laissez-passer, so as not to outstay her month-long Egyptian “tourist” visas.

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  • There would be no further need to regard an official credential to enter the Garden (or "the perimeter," as the sealed area was called) as our sole protection, our fragile laissez-passer in a city that might at any time close down around us.

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