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See also: Aband and A band

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EtymologyEdit

Contraction of abandon.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

aband (third-person singular simple present abands, present participle abanding, simple past and past participle abanded) (obsolete)

  1. (transitive) To desist in practicing, using, or doing; to renounce. [attested only in the late 16th century][1]
  2. (transitive) To desert; to forsake. [attested only in the late 16th century][1]
    • (Can we date this quote?), Spenser, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      And Vortiger enforced the kingdom to aband.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 “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 978-0-19-860457-0, page 2.

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