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pretermit

[pree-ter-mit] /ˌpri tərˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), pretermitted, pretermitting.
1.
to let pass without notice; disregard.
2.
to leave undone; neglect; omit.
3.
to suspend or interrupt:
The government temporarily pretermitted its repayments of foreign aid.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Latin praetermittere to let pass, equivalent to praeter- preter- + mittere to let go, send
Related forms
pretermission
[pree-ter-mish-uh n] /ˌpri tərˈmɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
pretermitter, noun
unpretermitted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pretermission

pretermit

/ˌpriːtəˈmɪt/
verb (transitive) (rare) -mits, -mitting, -mitted
1.
to overlook intentionally; disregard
2.
to fail to do; neglect; omit
Derived Forms
pretermission (ˌpriːtəˈmɪʃən) noun
pretermitter, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin praetermittere to let pass, from preter- + mittere to send, release
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Word Origin and History for pretermission
n.

1580s, from Latin pretermissionem (nominative pretermissio), noun of action from past participle stem of praetermittere (see pretermit).

pretermit

v.

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

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