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.

Butler: Hudibras, iii. 3.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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