preterition

noun

pret·​er·​i·​tion
ˌpretəˈrishən
plural -s
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: 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 sense b

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Preterition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preterition. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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