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leave–taking

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noun leave–tak·ing \ˈlēv-ˌtā-kiŋ\

Simple Definition of leave–taking

  • : an act of going away and saying goodbye

Full Definition of leave–taking

14th Century

First Known Use of leave–taking

14th century


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