used to indicate one's presence usually in answer to a roll call

Word History


Latin, I am present, 1st person singular present indicative of adesse to be present

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adsum was in 1594

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“Adsum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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