preterition

noun pret·er·i·tion \ ˌpretəˈrishən \

Definition of preterition

plural -s
3 : the Calvinistic doctrine that having elected to eternal life such as he chose God passed over the rest leaving them to eternal death — compare reprobation b

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Origin and Etymology of preterition

Late Latin praeterition-, praeteritio, from Latin praeteritus (past participle of praeterire) + -ion-, -io -ion


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