Sans is defined as without.(preposition)
An example of sans is ordering a curry dish without shrimp paste.
See sans in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME saun < OFr sanz (Fr sans) < L sine, without: form infl. by L absentia, in the absence of, abl.: see absence
See sans in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , blend of Latin sine, without
Origin: and absentiā, in the absence of
Origin: , ablative of absentia, absence
Origin: , from absēns, absent-
Origin: , present participle of abesse, to be away; see absent.
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