- to take one's leave.
- to bow ceremoniously.
Origin of congee
Examples from the Web for congee
Historical Examples of congee
So ended the affair, and the two sparks made their congee, and sneaked off.Amelia
Word Origin and History for congee
early 14c., from Old French congié "permission, leave of absence, dismissal, ceremonial leave-taking" (Modern French congé), from Latin commeatus "passage, going to and fro," hence "leave of absence," from commeare, from com- "with, together" (see com-) + meare "to go, pass" (see mutable). Probably lost 17c. and revived 19c. from Modern French.