abscind

[ab-sind]
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Origin of abscind

1650–60; < Latin abscindere, equivalent to ab- ab- + scindere to divide, tear
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Word Origin and History for abscind
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1650s, from Latin abscindere "to cut off" (see abscissa). Related: Abscinded; abscinding.

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