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

  • To conduct safely; give a safe passage to, especially through a hostile country.
  • 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.
  • n.
  • 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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • And how to accomplish all this while allowing Israelis the safe-conduct of their own lives.

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  • It seems, said the letter writer, that the general had obtained from the U.S. government a safe-conduct, in order that Com.

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  • 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.

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  • TBC recollections in horse, no one notifications his reactionary, so for the momma he is safe-conduct.

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  • 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.

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  • The wedding invitation was issued as something of a safe-conduct pass in a society that is deeply hospitable.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Benvenida Abravanel.


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