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Contraction of abandon.
- (transitive) To desist in practicing, using, or doing; to renounce. [attested only in the late 16th century]
- (transitive) To desert; to forsake. [attested only in the late 16th century]
(Can we date this quote?), Spenser, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- And Vortiger enforced the kingdom to aband.