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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Conduct \Con"duct\ (k[o^]n"d[u^]kt), n. [LL. conductus defense,
escort, fr. L. conductus, p. p. of conducere. See Conduce,
and cf. Conduit.]
1. The act or method of conducting; guidance; management.
Christianity has humanized the conduct of war.
The conduct of the state, the administration of its
2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
Conduct of armies is a prince's art. --Waller.
Attacked the Spaniards . . . with great impetuosity,
but with so little conduct, that his forces were
totally routed. --Robertson.
3. Convoy; escort; guard; guide. [Archaic]
I will be your conduct. --B. Jonson.
In my conduct shall your ladies come. --Shak.
4. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a
conduit; an instrument. [Obs.]
Although thou hast been conduct of my shame. --Shak.
5. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal
deportment; mode of action; behavior.
All these difficulties were increased by the conduct
of Shrewsbury. --Macaulay.
What in the conduct of our life appears
So well designed, so luckily begun,
But when we have our wish, we wish undone? --Dryden.
6. Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
The book of Job, in conduct and diction. --Macaulay.
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.
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