passport
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) pasport, from Middle French passeport, from passer to pass + port port, from Latin portus — more at ford Date: 15th century 1. a. a formal document issued by an authorized official of a country to one of its citizens that is usually necessary for exit from and reentry into the country, that allows the citizen to travel in a foreign country in accordance with visa requirements, and that requests protection for the citizen while abroad b. a license issued by a country permitting a foreign citizen to pass or take goods through its territory ; safe-conduct c. a document of identification required by law to be carried by persons residing or traveling within a country 2. a. a permission or authorization to go somewhere b. something that secures admission, acceptance, or attainment <
education as a passport to success
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