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pretermit

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verb pre·ter·mit \-ˈmit\

Definition of pretermit

pre·ter·mit·tedpre·ter·mit·ting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to leave undone :  neglect

  3. 2 :  to let pass without mention or notice :  omit

  4. 3 :  to suspend indefinitely <the grand jury voted to pretermit the case>



Origin of pretermit

Latin praetermittere, from praeter by, past + mittere to let go, send


First Known Use: 1513


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