safe–conduct

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

Definition of safe–conduct

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

  2. 2 :  a document authorizing safe-conduct

Origin and Etymology of safe–conduct

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


First Known Use: 14th century


SAFE–CONDUCT Defined for English Language Learners

safe–conduct

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

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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