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anent

[ uh-nent ]
/ əˈnɛnt /
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preposition

in regard to; about; concerning.
British. beside; in line with.

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Origin of anent

before 900; Middle English variant (with excrescent -t;see ancient1) of anen,Old English on emn, on efen on even1 (ground), with, beside
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British Dictionary definitions for anent

anent
/ (əˈnɛnt) /

preposition Scot

lying against; alongside
concerning; about

Word Origin for anent

Old English on efen, literally: on even (ground)
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