abscession

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin abscessio ‎(a separation); from abscedere. See abscess.

Noun[edit]

abscession ‎(plural abscessions) (obsolete)

  1. A separating; removal.
    • 1659, John Gauden, Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ Suspiria[1]:
      [] 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.
  2. An abscess.
    • 1610, Barrough, Physick, volume 6:
      The abscession being already come to suppuration []