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leave-taking

[leev-tey-king] /ˈlivˌteɪ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
a saying farewell; a parting or good-bye; departure:
His leave-taking was brief.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for leavetaking

leave-taking

noun
1.
the act of departing; a farewell
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Word Origin and History for leavetaking

leave-taking

n.

late 14c., from leave (n.) + present participle of take (v.).

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