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ticket–of–leave

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noun tick·et–of–leave \ˌti-kət-ə(v)-ˈlēv\

Definition of ticket–of–leave

plural

tickets–of–leave

  1. :  a license or permit formerly given in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations to a convict under imprisonment to go at large and to get work subject to certain specific conditions



1732

First Known Use of ticket–of–leave

1732

Rhymes with ticket–of–leave


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