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

Origin and Etymology of safe-conduct

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


SAFE-CONDUCT Defined for English Language Learners

safe-conduct

Definition of safe-conduct for English Language Learners

  • : 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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