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safe conduct

Pronunciation: /ˌseɪfˈkɑːndʌkt; ˌseɪfˈkɒndʌkt/

Translation of safe conduct in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (protection) protección (feminine)
    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.
    1.2 countable/numerable (document) salvoconducto (masculine)
    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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