Definition of pretermit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌprēdərˈmit/

verb (pretermits, pretermitting, pretermitted)

[with object] archaic
1Omit to do or mention: some points of conduct we advisedly pretermit
2Abandon (a custom or continuous action) for a time: the pleasant musical evenings were now entirely pretermitted



Pronunciation: /ˌprēdərˈmiSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • At least there's consistency in his pretermissions.


Late 15th century: from Latin praetermittere, from praeter 'past, beyond' + mittere 'let go'.

Words that rhyme with pretermit

acquit, admit, backlit, bedsit, befit, bit, Brit, Britt, chit, commit, demit, dit, emit, fit, flit, frit, git, grit, hit, intermit, it, kit, knit, legit, lickety-split, lit, manumit, mishit, mitt, nit, omit, outsit, outwit, permit, pit, Pitt, quit, remit, retrofit, sit, skit, slit, snit, spit, split, sprit, squit, submit, transmit, twit, whit, wit, writ, zit

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Syllabification: pre·ter·mit

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