Definition of prescind verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

prescind

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//prɪˈsɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈsɪnd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prescind
BrE BrE//prɪˈsɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈsɪnd//
 
he / she / it prescinds
BrE BrE//prɪˈsɪndz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈsɪndz//
 
past simple prescinded
BrE BrE//prɪˈsɪndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈsɪndɪd//
 
past participle prescinded
BrE BrE//prɪˈsɪndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈsɪndɪd//
 
-ing form prescinding
BrE BrE//prɪˈsɪndɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈsɪndɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] prescind (from something) (formal) to not consider something; to leave something out Word Origin mid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘cut off abruptly or prematurely’): from Latin praescindere, from prae ‘before’ + scindere ‘to cut’.