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Meaning of farewell address

farewell' address'

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  1. (caps.)a statement that President George Washington published in a Philadelphia newspaper in 1796 to announce that he would not run for a third term and to give his views on foreign and domestic policy.
  2. a speech delivered by someone upon leaving a job, post, etc.
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