Contraction of abandon.
- (transitive) To desist in practicing, using, or doing; to renounce. [attested only in the late 16th century]
- (transitive) To desert; to forsake. [attested only in the late 16th century]
(Can we date this quote?), Spenser, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- And Vortiger enforced the kingdom to aband.
- “aband” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 2.