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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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Examples for pretermit
  • We find the second point dispositive and pretermit any discussion of the other points.
British Dictionary definitions for pretermit

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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