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

Nearby words

  1. omissible,
  2. omission,
  3. omissive,
  4. omissively,
  5. omit,
  6. omiya,
  7. omm,
  8. ommateum,
  9. ommatidium,
  10. ommatophore

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for omittance

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