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Definition of To part company

To part company
Part Part, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parted; p. pr. & vb. n. Parting.] [F. partir, L. partire, partiri, p. p. partitus, fr. pars, gen. partis, a part. See Part, n.] 1. To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever. ``Thou shalt part it in pieces.' --Lev. ii. 6. There, [celestial love] parted into rainbow hues. --Keble. 2. To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share. To part his throne, and share his heaven with thee. --Pope. They parted my raiment among them. --John xix. 24. 3. To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder. The Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me. --Ruth i. 17. While he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. --Luke xxiv. 51. The narrow seas that part The French and English. --Shak. 4. Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants. The stumbling night did part our weary powers. --Shak. 5. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver. The liver minds his own affair, . . . And parts and strains the vital juices. --Prior. 6. To leave; to quit. [Obs.] Since presently your souls must part your bodies. --Shak. To part a cable (Naut.), to break it. To part company, to separate, as travelers or companions.

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