- Formal departure, ceremonial leave-taking.
Etymology: From Old French congié (modern congé), from commeatus "passage, permission to leave", from commeare "go and come", from con- + meare "go, pass".
- Always remember to curtsey when making your .
- (archaic) A bow.
- 1819: "My daughter Rebecca, so please your Grace," answered Isaac, with a low , nothing embarrassed by the Prince"s salutation, in which, however, there was at least as much mockery as courtesy. " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
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