Con`gé" (koN`zhA"; E. kon"jE; 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 congé?
Thackeray.

2.

The customary act of civility on any occasion; a bow or a courtesy.

The captain salutes you with congé profound.
Swift.

3. (Arch.)

An apophyge. Gwilt.

Congé d'élire (&?;) [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.

 

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Con"ge (?), v. i. [Imp. & p. p. Congeed (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n. Congeing.] [OF. congier, congeer, F. congédier, fr. congé. See Congé, 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.

 

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