safe-conduct

noun
safe-con·​duct | \ˈsāf-ˈkän-(ˌ)dəkt \

Definition of safe-conduct 

1 : protection given a person passing through a military zone or occupied area

2 : a document authorizing safe-conduct

First Known Use of safe-conduct

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for safe-conduct

Middle English sauf conduit, from Anglo-French, safe conduct

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safe-conduct

noun

English Language Learners Definition of safe-conduct

: protection from the government, police, etc., that is given to a person who is passing through an area that might be dangerous

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