laissez-passer

noun
lais·​sez-pas·​ser | \ˌle-ˌsā-ˌpa-ˈsā, ˌlā-, -ˌzā-\

Definition of laissez-passer 

First Known Use of laissez-passer

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laissez-passer

French, from laissez passer let (someone) pass

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