Conge'

CONGE'. A French word which signifies permission, and is understood in that sense in law. Cunn. Diet. h.t. In the French maritime law, it is a species of passport or permission to navigate, delivered by public authority. It is also in the nature of a clearance. (q.v.) Bouch. Inst. n. 812; Repert. de la Jurisp. du Notoriat, by Rolland de Villargues. Conge'.

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New genres -- notably the moralizing dit -- new topoi like the conge', new topics such as the city, are the fruit of fourteenth-century poetic ingenuity.