Definition of sans preposition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sænz//
; NAmE NAmE//sænz//
(literary or humorous)
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without There were no potatoes so we had fish and chips sans the chips. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French sanz, from a variant of Latin sine ‘without’, influenced by Latin absentia ‘in the absence of’.
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