Pre*scind" (?), 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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