from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To stand apart from; top leave off; to desist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To stand apart from; top leave off; to desist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To desist.
Latin absistere, present active infinitive of absistō ("desist"); from ab ("from, away from") + sistō ("stand"). (Wiktionary)