Words related to conduct


word-forming element meaning "together, with," sometimes merely intensive; it is the form of com- used in Latin before consonants except -b-, -p-, -l-, -m-, or -r-. In native English formations (such as costar), co- tends to be used where Latin would use con-.

Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to lead."

It forms all or part of: abduce; abducent; abduct; abduction; adduce; aqueduct; circumduction; conduce; conducive; conduct; conductor; conduit; deduce; deduction; dock (n.1) "ship's berth;" doge; douche; ducal; ducat; Duce; duchess; duchy; duct; ductile; duke (n.); educate; education; induce; induction; introduce; introduction; misconduct; produce; production; reduce; reduction; seduce; seduction; subduce; subduction; taut; team (n.); teem (v.1) "abound, swarm, be prolific;" tie (n.); tow (v.); traduce; transducer; tug; zugzwang.

It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Latin dux (genitive ducis) "leader, commander," in Late Latin "governor of a province," ducere "to lead;" Old English togian "to pull, drag," teonteon "to pull, drag;" German Zaum "bridle," ziehen "to draw, pull, drag;" Middle Welsh dygaf "I draw."
conduit (n.)

c. 1300, conduyt, "conduct, guidance, an escorting party" (a sense now obsolete in this word but preserved in its doublet, conduct), from Old French conduit (12c.) "escort, protection; pipe, channel," from Latin conductus "a leading, a pipe," noun use of past participle of conducere "to lead or bring together; contribute, serve," from assimilated form of com "with, together" (see con-) + ducere "to lead" (from PIE root *deuk- "to lead").

Conduct and conduit differentiated in meaning from 15c. Conduit in the sense "medium or means of conveying" is from mid-14c.; as "pipe or tube or other channel for conveyance of water," late 14c.

misconduct (n.)

1710, "bad management, neglect;" see mis- (1) "bad, wrong" + conduct (n.). Meaning "wrong conduct" is attested from 1729.

safe-conduct (n.)

 "privilege of safe passage" granted by an authority, late 13c., from Old French sauf-conduit (13c.); see safe (adj.) + conduct (n.).

conductive (adj.)

1520s, "having the power or property of leading" (a sense now obsolete), from conduct (v.) + -ive. Physics sense, "resulting from or pertaining to conduction," is from 1840. Related: Conductivity (1837).

misconduct (v.)

"mismanage, conduct amiss," 1707 (implied in misconducted), from mis- (1) "badly, wrongly" + conduct (v.). Related: Misconducting.