Definition of pretermit in English:

pretermit

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

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: /-ˈmɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • At least there's consistency in his pretermissions.

Origin

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

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