To Aba'nd v.a. [A word contracted from abandon, but not now in use. See ABANDON.] To forsake.
Those foreigners which came from far
Grew great, and got large portions of land,
That in the realm, ere long, they stronger are
Than they which fought at first their helping hand,
And Vortiger enforced the kingdom to aband. Spenser's Fairy Queen, b. ii. cant. 10.