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Nansen passport

noun
a passport issued after World War I by the League of Nations to refugees unable to establish citizenship.

Origin:
1920–25; after F. Nansen, on whose initiative an agreement to issue such passports was signed

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Nansen passport
 
n
a passport issued to stateless persons by the League of Nations after World War I
 
[C20: named after F. Nansen]

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