- 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
Related Words for pretermissioncarelessness, lapse, dereliction, oversight, negligence, exclusion, failing, breach, neglect, mistake, void, slackness, delay, omission, remissness, dilapidation, slovenliness, laxness, chaos, laxity
Examples from the Web for pretermission
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for pretermit
1580s, from Latin pretermissionem (nominative pretermissio), noun of action from past participle stem of praetermittere (see pretermit).