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leave-taking

[ leev-tey-king ]
/ ˈlivˌteɪ kɪŋ /
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noun
a saying farewell; a parting or goodbye; departure: His leave-taking was brief.
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Origin of leave-taking

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75
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British Dictionary definitions for leave-taking

leave-taking

noun
the act of departing; a farewell
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