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A French word which signifies permission, and is understood in that sense in law. 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.
Eng. Law. This word is nearly obsolete. It is derived from the French conge', permission, leave; it signifies that a thing is lawful or lawfully done, or done with permission, such as entry congeable, and the like.