Preterient Pre*te"ri*ent, a. [L. praeteriens, p. pr. See {Preterit}.] Passed through; antecedent; previous; as, preterient states. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • preterient — pre·te·ri·ent …   English syllables

  • preterient — prēˈtirēənt adjective Etymology: irregular from Latin praetereunt , praeteriens, present participle of praeterire to go by, pass over : transient …   Useful english dictionary

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