an unauthorized, unnoticed, or unceremonious departure; act of leaving secretly or in haste
Origin of French leave; from 18th-c. custom, prevalent in France, of leaving receptions without taking leave of the host or hostess
An informal, unannounced, or abrupt departure.
Origin of French leaveFrom the 18th-century French custom of leaving without saying goodbye to the host or hostess.
- A sudden or unannounced departure, or one taken without permission.