Definition of pretermit in English:

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pretermit

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

Derivatives

pretermission

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

Origin

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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