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 De’odandDepart’ment. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Depart.
 
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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