- to leave out; fail to include or mention: to omit a name from a list.
- to forbear or fail to do, make, use, send, etc.: to omit a greeting.
Origin of omit
1400–50; late Middle English omitten < Latin omittere to let go, equivalent to o- o-2 + mittere to send
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Examples from the Web for omitter
This leaving out words is a common practice, especially when the omitter is in authority, and cannot be exposed.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)
Augustus de Morgan
- to neglect to do or include
- to fail (to do something)
C15: from Latin omittere, from ob- away + mittere to send
Word Origin and History for omitter
early 15c., from Latin omittere "let go, let fall," figuratively "lay aside, disregard," from assimilated form of ob (here perhaps intensive) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Related: Omitted; omitting.
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