Pretermit Pre`ter*mit", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pretermitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pretermitting}.] [L. praetermittere, praetermissum; praeter beyond + mittere to send. See {Mission}.] To pass by; to omit; to disregard. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • pretermit — pre·ter·mit /ˌprē tər mit/ vt mit·ted, mit·ting [Latin praetermittere, from praeter by, past + mittere to let go, send]: to let pass without mention or notice see also pretermitted heir at heir Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Me …   Law dictionary

  • pretermit — (v.) 1510s, from L. praetermittere let pass, overlook, from praeter (see PRETERITE (Cf. preterite)) + mittere (see MISSION (Cf. mission)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pretermit — [prēt΄ər mit′] vt. pretermitted, pretermitting [L praetermittere, to let go by < praeter (see PRETER ) + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to leave out or leave undone; neglect or omit 2. to let pass unnoticed; overlook pretermission… …   English World dictionary

  • pretermit — transitive verb ( mitted; mitting) Etymology: Latin praetermittere, from praeter by, past + mittere to let go, send Date: 1513 1. to leave undone ; neglect 2. to let pass without mention or notice ; omit 3. to suspend indefinitely …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pretermit — /priytarmit/ To pretermit is to pass by, to omit or to disregard, e.g., failure of testator to mention his children in his will …   Black's law dictionary

  • pretermit — pretermission /pree teuhr mish euhn/, n. pretermitter, n. /pree teuhr mit /, v.t., pretermitted, pretermitting. 1. to let pass without notice; disregard. 2. to leave undone; neglect; omit. 3. to suspend or interrupt: The government temporarily… …   Universalium

  • pretermit — verb To intentionally disregard something, allow it to go unnoticed, or change the subject in response to someones comment; to omit or fail to carry out something; to prematurely terminate or interrupt something …   Wiktionary

  • pretermit — prɪːtÉ™(r) mɪt v. omit, exclude; overlook, neglect; ignore, disregard …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pretermit — [ˌpri:tə mɪt] verb (pretermits, pretermitting, pretermitted) archaic 1》 omit to do or mention. 2》 abandon for a time. Derivatives pretermission noun Origin C15: from L. praetermittere, from praeter past, beyond + mittere let g …   English new terms dictionary

  • pretermit — pre·ter·mit …   English syllables

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