ABAND

Etymology

Verb

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

(obsolete, transitive) To desist in practicing, using, or doing; to renounce. [attested only in the late 16th century]

(obsolete, transitive) To desert; to forsake. [attested only in the late 16th century]

Anagrams

• Banda, banda

Source: Wiktionary


A*band", v.t. Etym: [Contracted from abandon.]

1. To abandon. [Obs.] Enforced the kingdom to aband. Spenser.

2. To banish; to expel. [Obs.] Mir. for Mag.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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