congee

[ kon-jee ]
/ ˈkɒn dʒi /

noun

verb (used without object), con·geed, con·gee·ing. Obsolete.

to take one's leave.
to bow ceremoniously.

Origin of congee

1350–1400; (noun) late Middle English conge, c(o)unge < Anglo-French cung(i)é, Old French congié < Latin commeātus furlough, literally, passage, coming and going, equivalent to commeā(re) to go, travel (com- com- + meāre to proceed, pass, travel) + -tus suffix of v. action; (v.) Middle English congeien < Anglo-French, verbal derivative of noun
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Examples from the Web for congee

  • So ended the affair, and the two sparks made their congee, and sneaked off.

    Amelia|Henry Fielding