transitive verb-·mit′ted, -·mit′ting
- to leave out or leave undone; neglect or omit
- to let pass unnoticed; overlook
Origin of pretermitClassical Latin praetermittere, to let go by from praeter- (see preter-) + mittere, to send: see mission
transitive verbpre·ter·mit·ted, pre·ter·mit·ting, pre·ter·mits
- To disregard intentionally or allow to pass unnoticed or unmentioned.
- To fail to do or include; omit.
- To interrupt or terminate.
Origin of pretermitLatin praetermittere praeter beyond ; see preterite . mittere to let go
(third-person singular simple present pretermits, present participle pretermitting, simple past and past participle pretermitted)
From Latin praetermitto.