|1.||[ noun ] an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting|
|Related terms:||acknowledgment adieu good_night good_morning good_afternoon bon_voyage|
|2.||[ adjective ] of a speech expressing leave-taking|
"a valedictory address"
|3.||[ noun ] the act of departing politely|
|Synonyms:||parting leave-taking leave|
"he disliked long farewells" "he took his leave" "parting is such sweet sorrow"
|Related terms:||departure valediction leave leave separate|