safe-conduct

  • 1 Safe conduct — is the situation in time of international conflict or war where one state, a party to such conflict, issues to a person, usually an enemy state s subject, a pass or document to allow the enemy alien to traverse its territory without harassment,… …

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  • 2 Safe-conduct — Safe con*duct , v. t. To conduct safely; to give safe conduct to. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] He him by all the bonds of love besought To safe conduct his love. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Safe-conduct — Safe con duct, n. [Safe + conduct: cf. F. sauf conduit.] That which gives a safe passage; either (a) a convoy or guard to protect a person in an enemy s country or a foreign country, or (b) a writing, pass, or warrant of security, given to a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 safe-conduct — [sāf′kän′dukt] n. [ME saufconduit < OFr: see SAFE & CONDUCT] 1. permission to travel through a dangerous area, as in time of war, with protection against arrest or harm 2. a written pass giving such permission 3. the act of conducting in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 safe conduct — n [U and C] ↑safe passage …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 safe conduct — noun count or uncount SAFE PASSAGE …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 safe conduct — index protection, security (safety) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 safe conduct — also safe conduct N UNCOUNT: also a N If you are given safe conduct, the authorities officially allow you to travel somewhere, guaranteeing that you will not be arrested or harmed while doing so. Her family was given safe conduct to Britain when… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 safe conduct — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms safe conduct : singular safe conduct plural safe conducts safe passage …

    English dictionary

  • 10 safe-conduct — noun Etymology: Middle English sauf conduit, from Anglo French, safe conduct Date: 14th century 1. protection given a person passing through a military zone or occupied area 2. a document authorizing safe conduct …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 safe-conduct — n. to issue a safe conduct * * * [ˌseɪf kɒndʌkɪ] to issue a safe conduct …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 safe-conduct — /sayf kon dukt/, n. 1. a document authorizing safe passage through a region, esp. in time of war. 2. this privilege. 3. the act of conducting in safety. [1250 1300; ME sauf condut < MF sauf conduit] * * * ▪ international law       procedure by… …

    Universalium

  • 13 safe-conduct — see safe conduct …

    English dictionary

  • 14 safe conduct — noun (C, U) official protection for someone when they are passing through a dangerous area: This letter should guarantee you safe conduct through the war zone …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 safe-conduct — Protection against harm while traveling. Guided in safety. Taken through a locality or region with safety to the person. See letters of safe conduct …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 16 safe-conduct — safe′ con′duct n. 1) a document authorizing safe passage through a region, esp. in time of war 2) the authorization itself • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME sauf condut < MF sauf conduit …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 Safe-conduct — Passage allowed through a territory for peaceful purposes; it was often given to students, merchants, knights on their way to tournament, certain heralds & messengers, and pilgrims. Such safe conducts could either be issued by the Prince of a… …

    Medieval glossary

  • 18 Safe Conduct —    From Medieval Europe and other countries, this was a guarantee of safe passage through a territory by the person who ruled that territory. This may be granted to all merchants, heralds, knights on their way to a tournament and students. A writ …

    The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • 19 safe-conduct — noun A document that grants safe passage through enemy territory in times of war …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 safe-conduct — /seɪf ˈkɒndʌkt / (say sayf kondukt) noun 1. a document securing a safe passage through a region, especially in time of war. 2. this privilege. 3. a conducting in safety …

    Australian English dictionary