- to let pass without notice; disregard.
- to leave undone; neglect; omit.
- to suspend or interrupt: The government temporarily pretermitted its repayments of foreign aid.
Origin of pretermit
1505–15; < Latin praetermittere to let pass, equivalent to praeter- preter- + mittere to let go, send
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Examples from the Web for pretermission
The only objections they would occasionally make, would refer to the pretermission of some such thing as a tassel in the cap.
- to overlook intentionally; disregard
- to fail to do; neglect; omit
C16: from Latin praetermittere to let pass, from preter- + mittere to send, release
Word Origin and History for pretermission
1580s, from Latin pretermissionem (nominative pretermissio), noun of action from past participle stem of praetermittere (see pretermit).
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