pretermit

[pree-ter-mit]

verb (used with object), pre·ter·mit·ted, pre·ter·mit·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.

Origin of pretermit

1505–15; < Latin praetermittere to let pass, equivalent to praeter- preter- + mittere to let go, send
Related formspre·ter·mis·sion [pree-ter-mish-uh n] /ˌpri tərˈmɪʃ ən/, nounpre·ter·mit·ter, nounun·pre·ter·mit·ted, adjective
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pretermit

verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted (tr) rare

to overlook intentionally; disregard
to fail to do; neglect; omit
Derived Formspretermission (ˌpriːtəˈmɪʃən), nounpretermitter, noun

Word Origin for pretermit

C16: from Latin praetermittere to let pass, from preter- + mittere to send, release
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Word Origin and History for pretermit
v.

1510s, from Latin praetermittere "let pass, overlook," from praeter- (see preter-) + mittere (see mission). Related: Pretermitted; pretermitting.

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