pretermission

noun
pre·​ter·​mis·​sion | \ ˌprē-tər-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce pretermission (audio) \

Definition of pretermission

: the act or an instance of pretermitting : omission

First Known Use of pretermission

1581, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pretermission

Latin praetermission-, praetermissio, from praetermittere

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“Pretermission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pretermission. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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pretermission

noun
pre·​ter·​mis·​sion | \ ˌprē-tər-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce pretermission (audio) \

Legal Definition of pretermission

: the act or an instance of pretermitting

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