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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Departour, Depairtour, n. Also: depairtoure, -ur(e. [e.m.E. departure (a 1533).] Departure (from a place or from life).(1) 1558-66 Knox II. 447 (at thair depairtour furth of Egipt). a1578 Pitsc. I. 168/8 (heirand of his depairtur and absence). Ib. II. 208/35 (hir depairture out of Scotland). 1594 Misc. Spald. C. V. 372 (befoir thair depairtur furth of this burgh). 1622-6 Bisset II. 235/10 (maisteris of schipis … befoir there depairtoure). c1650 Spalding I. 225 (this suddant depairtour of the king).(2) 1578 Prot. Bk. J. Scott 58 (the annat of my benefice efter my departour). 1611 Brechin Test. II. 133 (efter hir depairtour fra this lyiff).

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