Departure

Definition of Departure

De`par´ture
n.1.Division; separation; putting away.
No other remedy . . . but absolute departure.
- Milton.
2.Separation or removal from a place; the act or process of departing or going away.
Departure from this happy place.
- Milton.
3.Removal from the present life; death; decease.
The time of my departure is at hand.
- 2 Tim. iv. 6.
His timely departure . . . barred him from the knowledge of his son's miseries.
- Sir P. Sidney.
4.Deviation or abandonment, as from or of a rule or course of action, a plan, or a purpose.
Any departure from a national standard.
- Prescott.
5.(Law) The desertion by a party to any pleading of the ground taken by him in his last antecedent pleading, and the adoption of another.
6.(Nav. & Surv.) The distance due east or west which a person or ship passes over in going along an oblique line.
To take a departure
(Nav. & Surv.) to ascertain, usually by taking bearings from a landmark, the position of a vessel at the beginning of a voyage as a point from which to begin her dead reckoning; as, the ship took her departure from Sandy Hook.

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