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[n. ee-gres; v. ih-gres] /n. ˈi grɛs; v. ɪˈgrɛs/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of going, especially from an enclosed place.
2.
a means or place of going out; an exit.
3.
the right or permission to go out.
4.
Astronomy, emersion (def 1).
verb (used without object)
5.
to go out; emerge.
Origin of egress
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin ēgressus going out, escape, equivalent to ēgred(ī) to go out (ē- e-1 + -gredī, combining form of gradī to go, step; cf. grade) + -tus suffix of v. action
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British Dictionary definitions for egress

egress

noun (ˈiːɡrɛs)
1.
Also called egression. the act of going or coming out; emergence
2.
a way out, such as a path; exit
3.
the right or permission to go out or depart
4.
(astronomy) another name for emersion (sense 2)
verb (intransitive) (ɪˈɡrɛs)
5.
to go forth; issue
Word Origin
C16: from Latin ēgredī to come forth, depart, from gradī to move, step
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Word Origin and History for egress
n.

1530s, from Latin egressus "a going out," noun use of past participle of egredi "go out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + -gredi, comb. form of gradi "step, go" (see grade). Perhaps a back-formation from egression (early 15c.).

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