Definition for CON'DUIT

CON'DUIT, n. [Fr. conduit, the participle of conduire, L. conducere, to conduct; Sp. conducto; It. condotto; Port. conducta.]

  1. A canal or pipe for the conveyance of water; an aqueduct. Conduits are made of lead, stone, cast iron, wood, &c., above or below the surface of the earth.
  2. A vessel that conveys the blood or other fluid. The conduits of the blood. – Shak.
  3. A conductor. These organs are the nerves, which are the conduits to convey them from without to their audience in the brain. – Locke.
  4. A pipe or cock for drawing off liquor. – Shak.
  5. Any channel that conveys water or fluids; a sink, sewer or drain.

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