leave-taking

When you've come to the end of a weekend with your best friends, it's time for a leave-taking, or time to say goodbye.

All good things come to an end, and when that happens, you can describe it as a leave-taking. Hugging your visitors goodbye, waving as their car departs — these are all parts of leave-taking. It can be simple and polite, like when you say goodbye to co-workers at the end of the day, or a more poignant leave-taking, like when you leave your entire family to travel in Africa for a year.

Definitions of leave-taking
1

n the act of departing politely

Synonyms:
farewell, leave, parting
Types:
valediction
the act of saying farewell
Type of:
departure, going, going away, leaving
the act of departing

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