• Clearance granted to a ship to proceed into port after compliance with health regulations or quarantine.
  • In <em>com.</em>, intercourse; the communication between a ship and the port in which she arrives; hence, a license or permission to hold intercourse and trade with the inhabitants of a place, especially after quarantine, or certificate of non-infectiveness.
  • Experience; practice.
  • Primarily, liberty of converse; intercourse; hence, a certificate, given after compliance with quarantine regulations, permitting a ship to land passengers and crew; -- a term used particularly in the south of Europe.
  • Practice; habits.
  • Permission to use a port given to a ship after compliance with a quarantine or on conviction that she is free of contagious disease.
  • <xref>practice</xref>; <xref>habits</xref>
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