Simple Definition of depart
: to leave a place especially to start a journey ( US )
: to leave a job or position
: to change something or do something in a different way
Examples of depart in a sentence
The group is scheduled to depart tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.
Our flight departs at 6:15 a.m.
The train departed the station on time.
He is departing after 20 years with the company.
Origin and Etymology of depart
Middle English, to divide, part company, from Anglo-French departir, from de- + partir to divide, from Latin partire, from part-, pars part
First Known Use: 13th century
Synonym Discussion of depart
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Legal Definition of depart
: to fail to follow : deviate from a course or standard <rather than sentencing petitioners to a term within the Guideline range, however, the District Court departed downward eight levels — Koon v. United States, 518 U.S. 81 (1996)>
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