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A French word which signifies permission, and is understood in that sense in law. In the French maritime law, it is a species of passport or permission to navigate, delivered by public authority. It is also in the nature of a clearance.


 - n. The act of taking leave; parting ceremony; farewell; also, dismissal. The customary act of civility on any occasion; a bow or a courtesy.


 - (Arch.) An apophyge.

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