Ex"ode\n. [L. exodium, Gr. ? (sc. ? song) fr. ? belonging to an exit, or to the finale of a tragedy, fr. ?: cf. F. exode. See Exodus.]

1. Departure; exodus; esp., the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. [Obs.] --L. Coleman. Bolingbroke.

2. (Gr. Drama) The final chorus; the catastrophe.

3. (Rom. Antig.) An afterpiece of a comic description, either a farce or a travesty.
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