verb (used without object), stet·ted, stet·ting.
verb (used with object), stet·ted, stet·ting.
Origin of stet
Examples from the Web for stet
The Crown retired from the suit with a stet processus, and Mr. Bradlaugh was left with the laurels—and his costs.Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh|George W. Foote
Stet had warned her not to polish her eyeballs in public, but the ground with him!Helpfully Yours|Evelyn E. Smith
Observe that there had been no charge or imputation against these men, more or less: stet proratione voluntas.
In the privacy of his room, Orne pressed the transceiver stud at his neck, said: "Stet?"Operation Haystack|Frank Patrick Herbert
He had just finished cutting a weeks supply of kindling wood in the wood shed, when Stet popped into view over the back fence.Bound to Succeed|Allen Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for stet
verb stets, stetting or stetted
Word Origin for stet
Word Origin and History for stet
direction to printer to disregard correction made to text, 1755, from Latin stet "let it stand," third person singular present subjunctive of stare "to stand, stand upright, be stiff," from PIE root *sta- "to stand, set down, make or be firm," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (cf. Sanskrit tisthati "stands;" Avestan histaiti "to stand;" Persian -stan "country," literally "where one stands;" Greek histemi "put, place, cause to stand; weigh," stasis "a standing still," statos "placed," stater "a weight, coin," stylos "pillar;" Latin sistere "stand still, stop, make stand, place, produce in court," status "manner, position, condition, attitude," stare "to stand," statio "station, post;" Lithuanian stojus "place myself," statau "place;" Old Church Slavonic staja "place myself," stanu "position," staru "old," literally "long-standing;" Gothic standan, Old English standan "to stand," stede "place," steall "place where cattle are kept;" Old Norse steði "anvil," stallr "pedestal for idols, altar;" German Stall "stable;" Old Irish sessam "the act of standing"). Also see related words under assist.