ticket-of-leave

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

Definition of ticket-of-leave

plural tickets-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


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