from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An official document or an escort assuring unmolested passage, as through enemy territory.
- n. The protection afforded by such a document.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A document that grants safe passage through enemy territory in times of war.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- transitive v. To conduct safely; to give safe-conduct to.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
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