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apopemptic

[ ap-uh-pemp-tik ]
/ ˌæp əˈpɛmp tɪk /
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adjective
pertaining to leave-taking or departing; valedictory.
noun
Obsolete. a farewell address; valedictory.
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Origin of apopemptic

First recorded in 1745–55; from Greek apopemptikós “of, pertaining to sending away,” equivalent to apopémp(ein) “to send away, dismiss” (apo- + pémpein “to send, dispatch”) + -tikos; see origin at apo-, -tic
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