|1.||[ noun ] the act of departing politely|
|Synonyms:||leave leave-taking farewell|
"he disliked long farewells" "he took his leave" "parting is such sweet sorrow"
|Related terms:||departure valediction leave leave separate|
|2.||[ adjective ] delivered at the moment of parting as if in flight or retreat|
"paused to deliver a parting shot at the door" "a Parthian volley of expletives from Uncle Billy"- Bret Harte