stet

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verb \ˈstet\

Definition of stet

stetted

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stetting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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

Origin and Etymology of stet

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


Law Dictionary

stet

noun \ˈstet\

Legal Definition of stet

  1. :  an order staying all proceedings in an action —used especially in Maryland

Origin and Etymology of stet

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

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