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Meaning of prescind

pre•scind

Pronunciation: (pri-sind'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to separate or single out in thought; abstract.
  2. to cut off, terminate, or remove.
—v.i.
  1. to withdraw one's attention (usually fol. by from).
  2. to turn aside in thought.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.