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conge


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cong'e  \Con`g['e]"\  (?;  E.  ?;  277),  n.  [F.,  leave  permission, 
  fr  L.  commeatus  a  going  back  and  forth,  a  leave  of  absence, 
  furlough,  fr  commeare  -meatum,  to  go  and  come  com-  +  meare 
  to  go  Cf  {Permeate}.]  [Formerly  written  {congie}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  taking  leave  parting  ceremony;  farewell;  also 
  dismissal. 
 
  Should  she  pay  off  old  Briggs  and  give  her  her 
  cong['e]?  --Thackeray. 
 
  2.  The  customary  act  of  civility  on  any  occasion;  a  bow  or  a 
  courtesy. 
 
  The  captain  salutes  you  with  cong['e]  profound. 
  --Swift. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  An  apophyge.  --Gwilt. 
 
  {Cong['e]  d'['e]lire}[F.,  leave  to  choose]  (Eccl.),  the 
  sovereign's  license  or  permission  to  a  dean  and  chapter  to 
  choose  as  bishop  the  person  nominated  in  the  missive. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conge  \Con"ge\,  v.  i.  [Imp.  &  p.  p.  {Congeed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Congeing}.]  [OF.  congier,  congeer,  F.  cong['e]dier,  fr 
  cong['e].  See  {Cong['e]},  n.] 
  To  take  leave  with  the  customary  civilities;  to  bow  or 
  courtesy. 
 
  I  have  congeed  with  the  duke,  done  my  adieu  with  his 
  nearest.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conge 
  n  1:  formal  permission  to  depart;  "he  gave  me  his  conge" 
  2:  an  abrupt  and  unceremonious  dismissal 
  v  :  perform  a  ceremonious  bow  [syn:  {congee}] 




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