American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An official document or an escort assuring unmolested passage, as through enemy territory.
- n. The protection afforded by such a document.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- To conduct safely; give a safe passage to, especially through a hostile country.
- n. The document issued to the master of a vessel in the merchant service of a neutral or hostile power, insuring immunity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a convoy or guard to protect a person in an enemy's country or a foreign country.
- n. a writing, pass, or warrant of security, given to a person to enable him to travel with safety.
- v. Poetic To conduct safely; to give safe-conduct to.
- n. a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
“And how to accomplish all this while allowing Israelis the safe-conduct of their own lives.”
“It seems, said the letter writer, that the general had obtained from the U.S. government a safe-conduct, in order that Com.”
“Forced to swallow it whole, he endured the four years of repeated jabs and investigation for his safe-conduct to leave the country, which the minister of his branch still had not signed.”
“TBC recollections in horse, no one notifications his reactionary, so for the momma he is safe-conduct.”
“This Cuban passport looks more like a safe-conduct than an ID, with it we can escape from insularity though it still doesn't guarantee we can board an airplane.”
“The wedding invitation was issued as something of a safe-conduct pass in a society that is deeply hospitable.”
“When he came forth for Prime, the travellers, he reckoned, must be two hours gone on their way into Wales, armed with Hugh's safe-conduct to cover the near end of the journey, well mounted and provided.”
“I remembered my old sparring chums, the Gilzais and Baluchis and Khels and Afridis - and those fiends of Ghazis - and wondered if the Ruskis knew precisely the kind of folk they'd be relying on for safe-conduct and alliance.”
“I put these points to my captors at our dawn halt, when they had to remove my gag to let me drink and eat some jerked meat and corn-mush; I suggested that the cleverest thing they could do would be to return me to the fire-canoe on the Yellowstone, where I'd see they got safe-conduct and all the dollars they wanted from Many-Stars-Soldier Terry.”
“In 1548 the former crypto-Jew, Doña Gracia Nasi, received a safe-conduct to settle there.”
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