leave-taking

[leev-tey-king]
noun
a saying farewell; a parting or good-bye; departure: His leave-taking was brief.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English

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leave-taking
 
n
the act of departing; a farewell

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Example sentences
There was not a whiff of officialdom or high ceremony about this part of the
  leave-taking.
Use culturally-appropriate courtesy expressions and demonstrate greeting and
  leave-taking.
Handshakes are generally exchanged more frequently in other cultures usually
  upon greeting and leave-taking.
Although not a profound leave-taking, it is nonetheless a pleasant reminder of
  the author's great charm and fluency.
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