Definition of safe conduct in English:

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safe conduct

Pronunciation: /sāf kənˈdəkt/


1Immunity from arrest or harm when passing through an area.
Example sentences
  • Despite a guarantee of safe conduct, Nagy was arrested and deported to Romania.
  • Despite an apparently ironclad guarantee of safe conduct, he was arrested, imprisoned and burnt at the stake on July 6, 1415.
  • Hungary was invaded by troops of the Warsaw Pact on 4 November and, despite guarantees of safe conduct, he was arrested by KGB troops.
1.1A document securing safe conduct.
Example sentences
  • Access to work and ration cards meant getting identity cards and safe conducts which involved certificates of ‘good behaviour’ from local Falangist officials and parish priests.
  • They were given safe conducts though inevitably numbers were set upon and robbed.
  • These took the form of a safe conduct pass signed by a senior commander.

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Syllabification: safe con·duct

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