praep. with abl.; prop., apart from, away from; hence in conditional clauses, apart from (in thought), but for, were it not for: absqueeoesset, vidissem, etc., were it not for him, T.: absqueunāhacforet, but for this one thing, T.; (absque for sine is late and vulgar).
Lewis, Charlton, T. An Elementary Latin Dictionary. New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago. American Book Company. 1890.
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