Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To divide; to separate.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In pleading. To forsake or abandon the ground assumed in a former pleading, and assume a new one. See Departure. In maritime law. To leave a port; to be out of a port. To depart imports more than to sail, or set sail. A warranty In a policy that a vessel shall depart on or before a particular day is a warranty not only that she shall sail, but that she shall be out of the port on or before that day. 3 Maule & S. 461; 3 Kent, Comm. 307, note. "To depart" does not mean merely to break ground, but fairly to set forward upon the voyage, Molr v. Assur. Co., 6 Taunt. 241; Young v. The Orpheus, 119 Mass. , 185; The Helen Brown (D. C.) 28 Fed. 111.