safe-conduct

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n safe-conduct a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Safe-conduct That which gives a safe passage
    • v. t Safe-conduct To conduct safely; to give safe-conduct to. "He him by all the bonds of love besought
      To safe-conduct his love."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n safe-conduct A passport granted by one in authority, especially in time of war, to secure one's safety where it would otherwise be unsafe for him to go.
    • safe-conduct To conduct safely; give a safe passage to, especially through a hostile country.
    • n safe-conduct The document issued to the master of a vessel in the merchant service of a neutral or hostile power, insuring immunity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Safe-conduct a writing, passport, or guard granted to a person to enable him to travel with safety
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Safe, + conduct,: cf. F. sauf-conduit,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. sauf—L. salvus; prob. allied to solus.

Usage

In literature:

Controlling her tears as well as she was able, she asked for a safe-conduct for herself and child.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
We promised to conduct him to the Mandans, and to bring him safely back to his fort.
"Pathfinders of the Great Plains" by Lawrence J. Burpee
The safe-conduct of Luther by Charles V was decided on account of the existing state of European politics.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
It is your safe conduct throughout the Republic.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
A few days later his passport was presented to him; at the same time the Entente granted him a safe conduct.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
I'll see that he gets a safe-conduct to the edge of the district.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
Remember you are a hostage for our safe conduct.
"The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line" by Ralph Marlow
However, since I have passed my word on your safe-conduct, I think that I may hold to it.
"Nuala O'Malley" by H. Bedford-Jones
Have no fear of way-laying, our government will provide for your safe-conduct.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
The governor summoned Kingi to come to him at New Plymouth, offering him a safe-conduct for three days.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
I can guarantee you, I am sure, a safe conduct for your mission.
"A Prince of Good Fellows" by Robert Barr
He then gave her a letter of safe conduct through his lines and detailed Capt.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
The assaulting of any Scottishman having a regular pass or safe-conduct.
"Border Raids and Reivers" by Robert Borland
In this land you shall not abide more than fifteen days, for I give you open warning that your safe-conduct lasts only for that time.
"Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
I, the governor of this city, refuse a safe-conduct.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
Surely Kruger and his friends will grant all refugees a safe-conduct?
"With Rifle and Bayonet" by F.S. Brereton
Do thou, Bishop, see well to their safe conduct.
"Morituri: Three One-Act Plays" by Hermann Sudermann
There he was given a safe conduct by the Allies and permission to settle in Austria.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Why, she told me that she was to marry my father, that she had accepted safe conduct to Austria!
"The Court Jester" by Cornelia Baker
Thither will I conduct you, Ina, ere I seek the field; and there, with a companion of your own age, you will be safe and happy.
"The Circassian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

"I am the way!" he crieth;
"And all who will may come,
I'll pardon their transgression,
And safe conduct them home.
"The Great Physician" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Lord, when I leave this mortal ground,
And thou shalt bid me rise and come,
Send a beloved angel down
Safe to conduct my spirit home.
"Hymn 112" by Isaac Watts

In news:

No one who doesn't hew to the rigid 16th century orthodoxy of the Taliban will truly be safe until the Pakistani people collectively decide that this murderous conduct is unacceptable and then act on that outrage .
Still, cosmetics are a little-known source of possible lead exposure, said Lisa Archer, campaign director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics , which has conducted tests that found lead in lipsticks.
Safe has conducted major research into the anti-estrogenic effects of manmade chemicals.
Safe Kids Shawnee County, sponsored by Community Action, Inc, will be conducting child safety seat inspections Tuesday, August 21, Dillon's Store #37, 6829 SW 29th Street.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics conducted a series of tests on 33 name-brand red lipsticks bought around the country to report that 61% of those tested contained detectable lead.
The course is for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only.
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In science:

This front slab thermal connection has been designed and tested in order to allow safe contact and the best heat conduction with heat shields.
Next Generation CALICE Electromagnetic Calorimeter
Nations conducting Antarctic science go to great lengths to provide facilities that are safe and practical for their inhabitants.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Therefore, a rather safe starting point for the photon energy to conduct an experiment will be about a hundred meV above V0 .
Oscillations in the photocurrent from quantum dots: Geometric information from reciprocal spectra
The bottom of the conduction band is assumed to be separated from the impurity level U0d − ε0 by the energy E0 ≫ T , tmn , so the (delocalized) valence band states can be safely excluded from our consideration.
Magnetic and transport percolation in diluted magnetic semiconductors
Since ρe ≪ λmfp , the perpendicular electron conductivity may be safely ignored, e.g. for a 1 µG field, κ⊥/κk ∼ 10−24 .
Saturation of the Magnetothermal Instability in Three Dimensions
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