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Depart

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To part thoroughly; to separate effectually. The marriage service in the ancient prayer-books had “till death us depart.” or “till alimony or death us departs,” a sentence which has been corrupted into “till death us do part.”        

“Before they settle hands and hearts,

Till alimony or death departs.”

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Butler: Hudibras. iii. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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