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Law of nations. This term is used in the phrase safe conduct, to signify the security given, by authority of the government, under the great seal, to a stranger, for his quietly coming into and passing out of the territories over which it has jurisdiction. A safe conduct differs from a passport; the former is given to enemies, the latter to friends or citizens.


 - n. The act or method of conducting; guidance; management. Skillful guidance or management; generalship. Convoy; escort; guard; guide. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument. That which one does or omits to do. Behavior, whether by action or inaction. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior. Plot; action; construction; manner of development.


 - Conduct money (Naut.), a portion of a seaman's wages retained till the end of his engagement, and paid over only if his conduct has been satisfactory.


Syn. - Behavior; carriage; deportment; demeanor; bearing; management; guidance. See Behavior.


 - vb. To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend. To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; ...

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