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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pass·port /ˈpæsˌport, ˌpɔrt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pass·port n.
 1. Permission to pass; a document given by the competent officer of a state, permitting the person therein named to pass or travel from place to place, without molestation, by land or by water.
    Caution in granting passports to Ireland.   --Clarendon.
 2. A document carried by neutral merchant vessels in time of war, to certify their nationality and protect them from belligerents; a sea letter.
 3. A license granted in time of war for the removal of persons and effects from a hostile country; a safe-conduct.
 4. Figuratively: Anything which secures advancement and general acceptance.
    His passport is his innocence and grace.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to
           visit had a strict time limit" [syn: pass]
      2: a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that
         person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country
      3: any quality or characteristic that gains a person a
         favorable reception or acceptance or admission; "her
         pleasant personality is already a recommendation"; "his
         wealth was not a passport into the exclusive circles of
         society" [syn: recommendation]