verb (stets, stetting, stetted)[no object, in imperative]
- 1Let it stand (used as an instruction on a printed proof to indicate that a marked alteration should be ignored).More example sentences
- I am discreetly edited out; and there is no one to write, stet!
- 1.1 [with object] Write the instruction ‘stet’ against (a marked alteration on a printed proof) to indicate that the alteration should be ignored.More example sentences
- The school's hard-nosed rector had to clear the script beforehand, but he censored only obscenities, stetting even the most merciless satirical slices.
- She'll probably stet or otherwise reject all those changes.
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Latin, 'let it stand', from stare 'to stand'.
More definitions of stetDefinition of stet in:
- The US English dictionary