preter-


a prefix, meaning “beyond,” “more than,” “by,” “past,” occurring originally in loanwords from Latin (preterit), and used in the formation of compound words (preterlegal).

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Origin of preter-

<Latin praeter-, prefixal use of praeter (adv. and preposition); akin to pre-
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British Dictionary definitions for preter-

preter-

prefix

beyond, more than, or exceedingpreternatural

Word Origin for preter-

from Latin praeter-, from praeter
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