verb[no object] (prescind from) formal
1Leave out of consideration: such traditionalists have prescinded from novel practices and attitudes
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- In identifying defeaters that our evidence must eliminate if we are to claim knowledge, the more we prescind from practical considerations, the wider we cast our net.
- There are tremendously significant issues, and this doesn't prescind from making a judgment on people's personalities.
- Here is an opportunity to prescind from emotion and think critically about a very important subject.
Mid 17th century (in the sense 'cut off abruptly or prematurely'): from Latin praescindere, from prae 'before' + scindere 'to cut'.
Words that rhyme with prescinddownwind, Lind, rescind, Sind, upwind, wind
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