- to separate or single out in thought; abstract.
- to cut off, terminate, or remove.
- to withdraw one's attention (usually followed by from).
- to turn aside in thought.
Origin of prescind
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- (intr usually foll by from) to withdraw attention (from something)
- (tr) to isolate, remove, or separate, as for special consideration
Word Origin for prescind
C17: from Late Latin praescindere to cut off in front, from Latin prae before + scindere to split
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