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- A separating; removal.
1659, John Gauden, Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ Suspiria:
- […] neither justly excommunicated out of that particular Church, to which eh was orderly joyned, not excommunicating himself by voluntary Schisme, declared abscession, separation, or Apostasie.
- An abscess.
1610, Barrough, Physick, volume 6:
- The abscession being already come to suppuration […]