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Meaning of PRESCIND

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*scind"\ (pr[-e]*s[i^]nd"), v. t. [L. praescindere
to cut off in front; prae before + scindere to cut asunder:
cf. F. prescinder.]
1. To cut off; to abstract. [Obs.] --Norris.

2. (Metaph.) To consider by a separate act of attention or
   analysis. --Sir W. Hamilton.

 

 

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