safe-conduct

[ seyf-kon-duhkt ]
/ ˈseɪfˈkɒn dʌkt /

noun

a document authorizing safe passage through a region, especially in time of war.
this privilege.
the act of conducting in safety.

Nearby words

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  8. safe-keeping,
  9. safecracker,
  10. safeguard

Origin of safe-conduct

1250–1300; Middle English sauf condut < Middle French sauf-conduit

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British Dictionary definitions for safe-conduct

safe-conduct

noun

a document giving official permission to travel through a region, esp in time of war
the protection afforded by such a document

verb (tr)

to conduct (a person) in safety
to give a safe-conduct to
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