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congee (n.)

mid-14c., "leave or permission to depart," from Old French conget, congié "permission, leave of absence, dismissal, ceremonial leave-taking" (Modern French congé), from Medieval Latin commeatus "leave, permission to depart," in classical Latin "passage, going to and fro," hence "leave of absence," from commeare, from com "with, together" (see com-) + meare "to go, pass" (from PIE root *mei- (1) "to change, go, move"). Probably lost 17c. and revived 19c. from Modern French as  congé. Also as a verb.

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Definitions of congee
1
congee (n.)
a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast;
Synonyms: jook
congee (n.)
(architecture) a concave molding;
Synonyms: conge
congee (n.)
formal permission to depart;
Synonyms: conge
congee (n.)
an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal;
Synonyms: conge
2
congee (v.)
depart after obtaining formal permission;
He has congeed with the King
congee (v.)
perform a ceremonious bow;
Synonyms: conge
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