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.
A departure or farewell.
- alternative spelling of leave-taking
- The process of saying goodbye.
- The formal leave-taking ceremony of a diplomat can take all day just to say we'll have my replacement here tomorrow.
- Especially noteworthy are the stelae (reliefs) representing scenes of leave-taking, which, though often of simple workmanship, are characterized by a touching dignity and restraint of feeling.