stet

verb
\ ˈstet How to pronounce stet (audio) \
stetted; stetting

Definition of stet

transitive verb

: to direct retention of (a word or passage previously ordered to be deleted or omitted from a manuscript or printer's proof) by annotating usually with the word stet

First Known Use of stet

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stet

Latin, let it stand, from stare to stand — more at stand

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“Stet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stet. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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stet

noun
\ ˈstet \

Legal Definition of stet

: an order staying all proceedings in an action used especially in Maryland

History and Etymology for stet

Latin, let it stand, third person singular present subjunctive of stare to stand

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