con·​duc·​tus | \ kənˈdəktəs \
plural conductus\ " \

Definition of conductus

: a medieval vocal composition consisting of one to four voice parts the lowest of which is composed of a Latin text set to an invented melody and accompanied homophonically by the other voices

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History and Etymology for conductus

Medieval Latin, from Latin conductus, past participle of conducere to bring together

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“Conductus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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