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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of departing politely;
- Example: "he disliked long farewells"
- Example: "he took his leave"
- Example: "parting is such sweet sorrow"
[syn: farewell, leave, leave-taking, parting]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Leave-taking \Leave"-tak`ing\, n. Taking of leave; the act of departing politely; the giving of parting compliments. --Shak. Syn: farewell, leave, parting. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

leave-taking n 1: the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow" [syn: farewell, leave, leave-taking, parting]