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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A permit formerly given to convicts allowing them to exit prison under specific restrictions.

Usage examples (32)
  • "Blue Gum" was a "lag," that is, a ticket-of-leave convict, from Australia.
  • A ticket-of-leave was given to each convict who consented to join the Chilean army.
  • The colony will soon be overrun with Chinamen, American adventurers, and ticket-of-leave convicts.
  • In 1935 he was finally given a much-publicized ticket-of-leave, as parole was called in those days. for more
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