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  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 
  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 
  The  captain  salutes  you  with  cong['e]  profound. 
  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.