a) To leave; to set out on a journey.

And than he departed unto the courte of Kynge Arthure, and there opynly the Rede Knyght putt hymself in the mercy of Sir Launcelot and of Sir Gawayne [...].

b) To die.

The government maintains that if its regulations are too stiff, British bankers will leave the country. Its true that they have been threatening to depart in droves, but the obvious answer is: "Sod off then."

See Also: departure, dearly departed

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