ticket of leave


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ticket of leave

n
(Historical Terms) (formerly in Britain) a permit allowing a convict (ticket-of-leave man) to leave prison, after serving only part of his sentence, with certain restrictions placed on him
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A chance find has resulted in a rare 1881 convict Ticket of Leave being donated to Fremantle Prison after it was found tucked inside an old magazine.
The lone Sydney entry, Loki, won the 2002 Australian IRC Championship after her nearest opponents, Eun-Na-Mara and Ticket of Leave, both from Melbourne, lost their steering in a day of strong wind sailing.
She won the Adelaide to Port Lincoln event by 20 minutes on corrected time from Full Bore from Port Lincoln and Ticket of Leave from Melbourne.