conge

congé

[kon-zhey, -jey; French kawn-zhey]
noun, plural congés [kon-zheyz, -jeyz; French kawn-zhey] .
1.
leave-taking; farewell.
2.
permission to depart.
3.
sudden dismissal.
4.
a bow or obeisance.
5.
Architecture. a concave molding, as an apophyge, formed by a quadrant curving away from a given surface and terminating perpendicular to a fillet parallel to that surface.
Also, congee.


Origin:
1695–1705; < French; see congee

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congé (ˈkɒnʒeɪ)
 
n
1.  permission to depart or dismissal, esp when formal
2.  a farewell
3.  architect See also cavetto a concave moulding
 
[C16: from Old French congié, from Latin commeātus leave of absence, from meātus movement, from meāre to go, pass]

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