Depart De*part", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Departed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Departing}.] [OE. departen to divide, part, depart, F. d['e]partir to divide, distribute, se d['e]partir to separate one's self, depart; pref. d['e]- (L. de) + partir to part, depart, fr. L. partire, partiri, to divide, fr. pars part. See {Part}.] 1. To part; to divide; to separate. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To go forth or away; to quit, leave, or separate, as from a place or a person; to withdraw; -- opposed to arrive; -- often with from before the place, person, or thing left, and for or to before the destination. [1913 Webster]

I will depart to mine own land. --Num. x. 30. [1913 Webster]

Ere thou from hence depart. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

He which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To forsake; to abandon; to desist or deviate (from); not to adhere to; -- with from; as, we can not depart from our rules; to depart from a title or defense in legal pleading. [1913 Webster]

If the plan of the convention be found to depart from republican principles. --Madison. [1913 Webster]

4. To pass away; to perish. [1913 Webster]

The glory is departed from Israel. --1 Sam. iv. 21. [1913 Webster]

5. To quit this world; to die. [1913 Webster]

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace. --Luke ii. 29. [1913 Webster]

{To depart with}, to resign; to part with. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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