ticket-of-leave

noun
tick·​et-of-leave | \ ˌti-kət-ə(v)-ˈlēv How to pronounce ticket-of-leave (audio) \
plural tickets-of-leave

Definition of ticket-of-leave

: 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

First Known Use of ticket-of-leave

1732, in the meaning defined above

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“Ticket-of-leave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticket-of-leave. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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