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1. The act of going away; a moving from or leaving a place; as a departure from London.

2. Death; decease; removal from the present life.

The time of my departure is at hand. 2 Timothy 4:6.

3. A forsaking; abandonment; as a departure from evil.

4. A desisting; as a departure from a purpose.

5. Ruin; destruction. Ezekiel 26:18.

6. A deviation from the title or defense in pleading.

7. In navigation, the distance of two places on the same parallel, counted in miles of the equator.