pretermit

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

Definition of pretermit

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

First Known Use of pretermit

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pretermit

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

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“Pretermit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pretermits. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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pretermit

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

Legal Definition of pretermit

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

History and Etymology for pretermit

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

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