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A pass, especially one used in lieu of a passport.

[French : laissez, second person pl. imperative of laisser, to let + passer, to pass.]
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(ˈlɛs eɪ pæˈseɪ)

n., pl. -pas•ser.
a permit; pass.
[< French: literally, allow to pass]
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A French term meaning allow to pass, used to mean a document allowing its holder to come and go freely.
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The vehicle will be sent from Jordan with a laissez-passer to allow its passage into Lebanon, the conman later promises.
'Twenty-eight of the workers asked the embassy to give them laissez-passer temporary travel documents in order to return to Cambodia and [they said they] would re-enter Thailand with new passports.'
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According to the report, many families on the Qatari side were finding it difficult to comply with procedures required to obtain a "laissez-passer" that allows them to see loved ones in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain or the UAE, the report said.
"We need the laissez-passer because it allows us to deport the expatriate home in case he breaks the laws of Kuwait," a ministry official said.
The Nile Basin institution can consider Nile Wide free movements of its citizens, and may adopt a sort of Nile Basin Community travel documents or laissez-passer. This might help easing the current tensions, frictions, and smuggling as well, and considering such measures, the Nile populations will have better circulation of goods, services, people as the Nile water is circulating through the entire Nile Basin States up to the Mediterranean basin.
La celebration de cette journee rappelle aux citoyens du monde ce triste jour de 1960 ou, a Sharpeville en Afrique du Sud, la police a ouvert le feu et tue 69 personnes lors d'une manifestation pacifique contre les lois relatives aux laissez-passer imposees par l'apartheid.
Lisbon, Portugal, September 14, 2015 --( In a pioneering initiative, a state-of-the-art high security eDocument is being issued to representatives of the European Union, as the Austrian State Printing House (OeSD) has been awarded the implementation of laissez-passer. A key partner of the project, Vision-Box is responsible for the entire biometric and biographic enrollment infrastructure, essential to guarantee quality not only in the personalization and issuance of eDocuments but also throughout the whole lifecycle.
The Israelis give Palestinians in East Jerusalem a travel permit called laissez-passer, but that travel document is not renewed if one cannot prove that the "centre" of one's life is Jerusalem.
Ils ont mis en evidence notamment deux dispositions qui sont incompatibles avec les interets de notre pays, a 'externalisation des frontieres de l'Union Europeenne par la creation dans notre pays d'un systeme de controle du flux migratoire vers l'Europe' et le fait de transformer les representations diplomatiques tunisiennes en auxiliaire de la police des etrangers de l'Union Europeenne pour faciliter l'octroi de Laissez-passer d'expulsion de nos concitoyens sans-papiers '.