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pretermit

[ pree-ter-mit ]
/ 藢pri t蓹r藞m瑟t /
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verb (used with object), pre路ter路mit路ted, pre路ter路mit路ting.
to let pass without notice; disregard.
to leave undone; neglect; omit.
to suspend or interrupt: The government temporarily pretermitted its repayments of foreign aid.
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Origin of pretermit

1505鈥15; <Latin praetermittere to let pass, equivalent to praeter-preter- + mittere to let go, send

OTHER WORDS FROM pretermit

pre路ter路mis路sion [pree-ter-mish-uhn], /藢pri t蓹r藞m瑟蕛 蓹n/, nounpre路ter路mit路ter, nounun路pre路ter路mit路ted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pretermit

pretermit
/ (藢pri藧t蓹藞m瑟t) /

verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted (tr) rare
to overlook intentionally; disregard
to fail to do; neglect; omit

Derived forms of pretermit

pretermission (藢pri藧t蓹藞m瑟蕛蓹n), nounpretermitter, noun

Word Origin for pretermit

C16: from Latin praetermittere to let pass, from preter- + mittere to send, release
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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