1. To part; to divide; to separate. Division; separation, as of compound substances into their ingredients.
2. A going away; departure; hence, death. To pass away; to perish
3. To go forth or away; to quit, leave, or separate, as from a place or a person; to withdraw; opposed to arrive; often with from before the place, person, or thing left, and for or to before the destination.
4. To forsake; to abandon; to desist or deviate (from); not to adhere to; with from; as, we can not depart from our rules; to depart from a title or defense in legal pleading.
Origin: f. Depart, fr. Departir.