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omittance

n.

"omission," c.1600, perhaps coined by Shakespeare, who used it in wordplay ("Omittance is no quittance"), from omit + -ance.

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Historical Examples

  • If the thing should not come to pass, "omittance is no quittance" (ce qui est différé, n'est pas perdu).

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy

    Richard A. Proctor