ticket-of-leave
noun (plural tickets-of-leave) Date: 1732 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

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  • Ticket of leave — Ticket Tick et, n. [F. [ e]tiquette a label, ticket, fr. OF. estiquette, or OF. etiquet, estiquet; both of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stick. See {Stick}, n. & v., and cf. {Etiquette}, {Tick} credit.] A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ticket of leave — index permit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Ticket of leave — A ticket of leave was a document of parole issued to convicts, since 1853, transported from the United Kingdom who had served a period of probation, and had shown by their good behaviour that they could be allowed certain freedoms. Once granted a …   Wikipedia

  • ticket of leave — pl. tickets of leave. Brit. (formerly) a permit allowing a convict to leave prison, under certain restrictions, and go to work before having served a full term, somewhat similar to a certificate of parole. Also, ticket of leave. [1725 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • ticket of leave — pl. tickets of leave. Brit. (formerly) a permit allowing a convict to leave prison, under certain restrictions, and go to work before having served a full term, somewhat similar to a certificate of parole. Also, ticket of leave. [1725 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ticket of leave — Australian History –noun 1. a document which entitled a convict to freedom of occupation and lodging within a given district of a colony until the original sentence expired, or a pardon was obtained. –adjective 2. possessing or entitled to such a …   Australian English dictionary

  • ticket-of-leave — noun a permit formerly given to convicts allowing them to leave prison under specific restrictions • Hypernyms: ↑pass, ↑laissez passer * * * ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun (plural tickets of leave) : a license or permit formerly given in the United… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ticket-of-leave — noun A permit once granted to convicts allowing them to leave prison under certain circumstances; used especially of convicts transported to the British colonies …   Wiktionary

  • ticket of leave — noun Brit. historical a document granting leave or other concessions to a convict who had served part of their time …   English new terms dictionary

  • ticket of leave — In English law, a license or permit given to a convict, as a reward for good conduct, originally in the penal settlements, which allows him to go at large, and labor for himself, before the expiration of his sentence, subject to certain specific… …   Black's law dictionary

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