The origin of sans was Old French sanz, from a variant of Latin sine 'without', influenced by Latin absentia 'in the absence of'.
Sans Serif, a typeface without short line at the top or bottom of a letter.
In the long poem 'The Faerie Queene' by Edmund Spenser, three dark knights called Sans Foy, Sans Joy and Sans Loy, meaning "Faithless", "Joyless" and "Lawless", they fought Red Cross Knight Sir George, they are brothers.
sans-culotte, literally 'without knee breeches', was a lower-class Parisian republican in the French Revolution. an extreme republican or revolutionary.