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Passe partout

passe partout

1. That by which one can pass anywhere; a safe-conduct.

2. A master key; a latchkey.

3. A light picture frame or mat of cardboard, wood, or the like, usually put between the picture and the glass, and sometimes serving for several pictures.

Origin: F, from passer to pass _ partout everywhere.


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