let it stand (used imperatively as a direction on a printer's proof, manuscript, or the like, to retain material previously cancelled, usually accompanied by a row of dots under or beside the material).
verb (used with object)
to mark (a manuscript, printer's proof, etc.) with the word “stet” or with dots as a direction to let cancelled material remain.
Origin 1815–25; < Latinstēt, present subjunctive 3rd person singular of stāre to stand
Compare dele a word or mark indicating that certain deleted typeset or written matter is to be retained