AskDefine | Define pratique

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English

Etymology

Originated 1600–10 from French practice from Medieval Latin practica.

Noun

  1. permission to use a port given to a ship after compliance with a quarantine or on conviction that she is free of contagious disease.

References

pedialite Pratique
  • American Heritage 2000
  • Dictionary.com

French

Pronunciation

Adjective

pratique
  1. handy, practical

Extensive Definition

Pratique is the license given to a ship to enter port on assurance from the captain to convince the authorities that he/she is free from contagious disease.
A ship can signal a request for "Pratique" by flying a solid yellow square-shaped flag.
See also: Quarantine
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