absist

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Etymology[edit]

Latin absistere, present active infinitive of absistō (desist); from ab (from, away from) + sistō (stand).

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absist (third-person singular simple present absists, present participle absisting, simple past and past participle absisted)

  1. (obsolete) To stand apart from; to leave off; to desist.
    • Walter Raleigh, The History of the World.
      They promise to absist from their purpose of making a war.

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