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Clearance granted to a ship to proceed into port after compliance with health regulations or quarantine.
[French, from pratiquer, to frequent, visit habitually, from Middle French, from pratique, practice, from Old French, from Medieval Latin prāctica; see practicable.]
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(Historical Terms) formal permission given to a vessel to use a foreign port upon satisfying the requirements of local health authorities
[C17: from French, from Medieval Latin practica practice]
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pra•tique(præˈtik, ˈpræt ɪk)
permission granted by health authorities for a ship to enter a port.
[1600–10; < French: practice < Medieval Latin practica]
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permission given to a ship to do business with a port once quarantine and other regulations have been complied with.See also: Ships
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