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LEAVE, noun

1. Permission; allowance; license; liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed.

No friend has leave to bear away the dead.

David earnestly asked leave of me. 1 Samuel 20:1.

2. Farewell; adieu; ceremony of departure; a formal parting of friends; used chiefly in the phrase to take leave. Acts 18:1.

LEAVE, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive left. [Gr. Let in English has the sense both of permit and of hinder. The most prominent significations of leave, are to stop or forbear, and to withdraw.]

1. To withdraw or depart from; to quit for a longer or shorter time indefinitely, or for perpetuity. We left Cowes on our return to the United States, May 10, 1825. We leave home for a day or a year. The fever leaves the patient daily at a certain hour. The secretary has left the business of his office with his first clerk.

A man shall leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife. Genesis 2:1.

2. To forsake; to desert; to abandon; to relinquish.

We have left all and followed thee. Mark 10:1.

3. To suffer to remain; not to take or remove.

Let no man leave of it till the morning. Exodus 16:1.

4. To have remaining at death; as, to leave a good name.

5. To commit or trust to, as a deposit; or to suffer to remain. I left the papers in the care of the consul.

6. To bequeath; to give by will. The deceased has left his lands to his sons, but he has left a legacy to his only daughter.

7. To permit without interposition. Of this, he leaves the reader to judge.

8. To cease to do; to desist from; to forbear.

Let us return, lest my father leave caring for the asses and take thought for us. 1 Samuel 9:5.

9. To refer; to commit for decision.

To be left to one's self, to be deserted or forsaken; to be permitted to follow one's own opinions or desires.

To leave off, to desist from; to forbear; as, to leave off work at six o'clock.

1. To leave off, to cease wearing; as, to leave off a garment.

2. To forsake; as, to leave off an old acquaintance.

To leave out, to omit; as, to leave out a word or name in writing.

LEAVE, verb intransitive To cease; to desist.

He began at the eldest and left at the youngest. Genesis 44:12.

To leave off, to cease; to desist; to stop.

But when you find that vigorous heat abate, leave off, and for another summons wait.

LEAVE, verb transitive To raise. [Not used.]

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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CANY, a. [from cane.] Consisting of cane, or abounding with canes.

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