- a curt dismissal
- permission to leave
- a formal farewell
- a bow, esp. at leave-taking
- Archit. a concave molding
Origin of congéFr, leave, departure from Old French congie from Classical Latin commeatus, a going to and fro from commeare, to come and go from com-, intensive + meare, to go: see permeate
- Formal or authoritative permission to depart.
- An abrupt dismissal.
- A leave-taking.
- A formal bow.
- Architecture A concave molding.
Origin of congeMiddle English conge French congé both from Old French congie from Latin commeātus from past participle of commeāre to come and go com- com- meāre to go ; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots.