Definition for DE-PART'

DE-PART', v.i. [Fr. departir, de and partir, to separate; Sp. departir; See Part.]

  1. To go or move from. Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire. – Matth. xxv. It is followed by from, or from is implied before the place left. “I will depart to my own land,” that is, I will depart from this place to my own land. – Num. x.
  2. To go from; to leave; to desist, as from a practice. Jehu departed not from the sins of Jeroboam. Jehoshaphat departed not from the way of Asa his father.
  3. To leave; to deviate from; to forsake; not to adhere to or follow; as, we can not depart from our rules. I have not departed from thy judgments. – Ps. cxix.
  4. To desist; to leave; to abandon; as, he would not depart from his purpose, resolution, or demand.
  5. To be lost; to perish; to vanish; as, his glory has departed.
  6. To die; to decease; to leave this world. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. – Luke ii. To depart this life is elliptical, from being understood.
  7. To leave; to forsake; to abandon; as, to depart from evil.
  8. To cease. The prey departeth not. – Nah. iii.
  9. To deviate; to vary from. If the plan of the convention be found to depart from republican principles. – Madison.
  10. To vary; to deviate from the title or defense in pleading. – Blackstone.
  11. To part with. [Not in use.] – Shak. To depart from God, is to forsake his service and live in sin; to apostatize; to revolt; to desert his government and laws. God departs from men, when he abandons them to their own sinful inclinations, or ceases to bestow on them his favor. – Hosea ix.

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