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Related to sans: Sans culottes
[Middle English, from Old French, blend of Latin sine, without and absentiā, in the absence of, ablative of absentia, absence, from absēns, absent-, present participle of abesse, to be away; see absent.]
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an archaic word for without
[C13: from Old French sanz, from Latin sine without, but probably also influenced by Latin absentiā in the absence of]
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without: a bird sans feathers.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French sans]
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