Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A standing off; a refraining or holding back.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A standing aloof.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A standing aloof

Etymologies

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absist +‎ -ence

Examples

  • There are children who have their reasons for absistence but sometimes they are counteracted upon in a very strong way by the friends and the peer group. “Friends often provide the means when a parent refuses, †says Anju.

    The Times of India

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