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.