(initial capital letters)U.S. History. a statement that President George Washington published in a Philadelphia newspaper in 1796 to announce that he would not run for a third term and to give his views on foreign and domestic policy.
a speech delivered by someone upon leaving a job, post, etc.
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How to use farewell address in a sentence
In fact, he had wanted to step down after one term, and even went as far as asking James Madison to write him a farewell address before being convinced to stay on for four more years.At the nation’s first presidential transfer of power, George Washington was ‘radiant’ | Gillian Brockell | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
As Simon Cowell rightly pointed out in his farewell address, you are the judges.
Or as Patrick Kennedy put it in his farewell address: “My life is taking a new direction.”
We here give his farewell address, which will be read with mournful interest and high admiration.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot | William Gannaway Brownlow
About 11 o'clock the next morning the entire prison force was summoned to the rotunda to hear the farewell address of the warden.The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
In view of such retirement, he had prepared a farewell address to the people.Great Events in the History of North and South America | Charles A. Goodrich
At that meeting Elder Engle delivered a farewell address with power and unction from on High, and the rest told of their call.South and South Central Africa | H. Frances Davidson
Washington, the first President, emphasized in his farewell address the danger of entangling alliances with Europe.Great Britain and the American Civil War | Ephraim Douglass Adams