- The definition of leave-taking is the act of saying goodbye, or exiting or departing.
When you say goodbye to a group of people and exit a room, this is an example of leave-taking.
leave-taking definition by Webster's New World
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the act of taking leave, or saying goodbye
leave-taking definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A departure or farewell.