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pretermit Line breaks: pre¦ter|mit
Pronunciation: /ˌpriːtəˈmɪt/

Definition of pretermit in English:

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

Origin

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

Derivatives

pretermission

1
Pronunciation: /ˌpriːtəˈmɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • At least there's consistency in his pretermissions.

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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