/ap'euh pemp"tik/, adj.
1. pertaining to leave-taking or departing; valedictory.
2. Obs. a farewell address; valedictory.
[1745-55; < Gk apopemptikós of, pertaining to sending away, equiv. to apopémp(ein) to send away, dismiss (apo- APO- + pémpein to send, dispatch) + -tikos -TIC]

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  • Apopemptic — Ap o*pemp tic ( p[e^]mp t[i^]k), a. [Gr. apopemptiko s, fr. apope mpein to send off or away; apo from + pe mpein to send.] Sung or addressed to one departing; valedictory; as, apopemptic songs or hymns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • archaicism — noun the use of an archaic expression • Syn: ↑archaism • Derivationally related forms: ↑archaistic, ↑archaistic (for: ↑archaism), ↑archaize (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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