(Con*done") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Condoned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Condoning.] [L. condonare, -
donatum, to give up, remit, forgive; con- + donare to give. See Donate.]
1. To pardon; to forgive.
A fraud which he had either concocted or condoned.
It would have been magnanimous in the men then in power to have overlooked all these things, and,
condoning the politics, to have rewarded the poetry of Burns.
J. C. Shairp.
2. (Law) To pardon; to overlook the offense of; esp., to forgive for a violation of the marriage law; said
of either the husband or the wife.
(Con"dor) n. [Sp. condor, fr. Peruvian cuntur.] (Zoöl.) A very large bird of the Vulture family
found in the most elevated parts of the Andes.
(||Con`dot*tie"re) n.; pl. Condottieri [It., captain.] A military adventurer of the fourteenth
and fifteenth centuries, who sold his services, and those of his followers, to any party in any contest.
(Con*duce") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Conduced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Conducing.] [L. conducere to
bring together, conduce, hire; con- + ducere to lead. See Duke and cf. Conduct, n., Cond.] To lead
or tend, esp. with reference to a favorable or desirable result; to contribute; usually followed by to or
He was sensible how much such a union would conduce to the happiness of both.
The reasons you allege do more conduce
To the hot passion of distemper'd blood.
Syn. To contribute; aid; assist; tend; subserve.
(Con*duce"), v. t. To conduct; to lead; to guide. [Obs.]
He was sent to conduce hither the princess.
Sir H. Wotton.
(Con*du"cent) a. [L. conducens, p. pr.] Conducive; tending.
Conducent to the good success of this business.
(Con*du"ci*bil"i*ty) n. The state or quality of being conducible; conducibleness. Bp. Wilkins.
(Con*du"ci*ble) a. [L. conducibilis.] Conducive; tending; contributing. Bacon.
All his laws are in themselves conducible to the temporal interest of them that observe them.
(Con*du"ci*ble*ness), n. Quality of being conducible.
(Con*du"ci*bly), adv. In a manner to promote. [R.]
(Con*du"cive) a. Loading or tending; helpful; contributive; tending to promote.
However conducive to the good or our country.
(Con*du"cive*ness), n. The quality of conducing.
(Con"duct) n. [LL. conductus defense, escort, fr. L. conductus, p. p. of conducere. See
Conduce, and cf. Conduit.]