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Definition of PASSPORT
a: a formal document issued by an authorized official of a country to one of its citizens that is usually necessary for exit from and reentry into the country, that allows the citizen to travel in a foreign country in accordance with visa requirements, and that requests protection for the citizen while abroad
b: a license issued by a country permitting a foreign citizen to pass or take goods through its territory :safe-conduct
c: a document of identification required by law to be carried by persons residing or traveling within a country
a: a permission or authorization to go somewhere
b: something that secures admission, acceptance, or attainment <education as a passport to success>
Document issued by a national government identifying a traveler as a citizen with a right to protection while abroad and a right to return to the country of citizenship. It is normally a small booklet containing a description and photograph of the bearer. Most nations require entering travelers to obtain a visa, an endorsement on the passport showing that the proper authorities have examined it and permitting the bearer to enter the country and remain for a specified period.