pretermit

verb

pre·​ter·​mit ˌprē-tər-ˈmit How to pronounce pretermit (audio)
pretermitted; pretermitting

transitive verb

1
: to leave undone : neglect
2
: to let pass without mention or notice : omit
3
: to suspend indefinitely
the grand jury voted to pretermit the case

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pretermit was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Pretermit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pretermit. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

pretermit

transitive verb
pre·​ter·​mit ˌprē-tər-ˈmit How to pronounce pretermit (audio)
pretermitted; pretermitting
: to let pass without mention or notice see also pretermitted heir at heir
Etymology

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

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