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Meaning of SAFE-CONDUCT

Pronunciation:  'seyf'kândukt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
 

SAFE-CONDUCT is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: safeguard
 
 See Also: pass, passport

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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
        person to enable him to travel with safety. --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Safe`-con*duct"\, v. t.
    To conduct safely; to give safe-conduct to. [Poetic]
    
          He him by all the bonds of love besought To
          safe-conduct his love.                   --Spenser.
    
    
 

 

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