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Definition of the noun safe-conduct

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  1. a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war


"Safe-conduct" a.k.a. "Safe Conduct" is a 2002 French historical drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier and written by Tavernier and Jean Cosmos.


"Safe-conduct" a.k.a. "Safe conduct" is a book by Paul Ickovic.

  • also known as "Safe conduct: photographs by Paul Ickovic"


Safe-conduct a.k.a. Safe conduct is the situation in time of international conflict or war where one state, a party to such conflict, issues to a person, usually an enemy state's subject, a pass or document to allow the enemy alien to traverse its territory without harassment, bodily harm, or fear of death. Safe conduct is only granted in exceptional circumstances. Safe conduct may be given to an enemy to allow retreat under surrender terms or for a meeting to negotiate, to a stateless person, or to somebody who for some reason would normally not be able to pass.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for safe-conduct

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Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)

by Alexander Whitelaw

SAFE-CONDUCT; a security granted by the sovereign authority, or persons delegated by it, to strangers, or other persons, to enable them to repair to, and return from a certain place undisturbed. In most of these cases, passports have now ...

Google previewThe Law-dictionary: Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State, of the English Law (1811)

Defining and Interpreting the Terms Or Words of Art; and Comprising Copious Information on the Subjects of Law, Trade, and Government by Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins

The Violation of Safe-conducts or Passfiorts, or the committing acta of hostility against such as are in amity, league, or truce with us, who are here under a general implied Safe-conduct, are breaches of public faith; without the preservation of ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union (2004)

With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

SAFE-CONDUCT, comm. law, war.

Google previewParry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (2009)

by John P Grant, J.Craig Barker

safe-conduct a sacred trust of civilization; the other paragraphs of art. 22 specified how that sacred trust was to be exercised and scrutinized (see Mandates System). Chap. XI of the U.N. Charter, entitled 'Declaration Regarding ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology (2008)

1450 to 2000 by Peter Beal

safe-conduct A safe-conduct, ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1906)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

safe-conduct (saf-kon'dukt) ...

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