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pretermit

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verb, pre·ter·mit \-ˈmit\

Definition of pretermit

pretermittedpretermitting

  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


Law Dictionary

pretermit

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transitive verb pre·ter·mit \ˌprē-tər-ˈmit\

Legal Definition of pretermit

pretermittedpretermitting

  1. :  to let pass without mention or notice — see also pretermitted heir at heir



Origin of pretermit

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


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