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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·duct n.
 1. The act or method of conducting; guidance; management.
    Christianity has humanized the conduct of war.   --Paley.
    The conduct of the state, the administration of its affairs.   --Ld. Brougham.
 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.