preterition

preterition

[pret-uh-rish-uhn]
noun
1.
the act of passing by or over; omission; disregard.
2.
Law. the passing over by a testator of an heir otherwise entitled to a portion.
3.
Calvinistic Theology. the passing over by God of those not elected to salvation or eternal life.
4.
Rhetoric, paralipsis.

Origin:
1600–10; < Late Latin praeteritiōn- (stem of praeteritiō) a passing by. See preterit, -ion

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preterition (ˌprɛtəˈrɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of passing over or omitting
2.  Roman law the failure of a testator to name one of his children in his will, thus invalidating it
3.  (in Calvinist theology) the doctrine that God passed over or left unpredestined those not elected to final salvation
 
[C17: from Late Latin praeteritiō a passing over]

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