Origin of stetL, 3d person; personal (grammar) singular , present tense subject, subjective , of stare, to stand
transitive verbstet′ted, stet′ting
verbstet·ted, stet·ting, stets
Origin of stetLatin third person sing. present subjunctive of stāre to stand ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- A symbol used by proofreaders and typesetters to indicate that a word or phrase that was crossed out should still remain. This is usually marked by writing and circling the word stet above or beside the unwanted edit and underscoring the selection with dashes or dots. Alternatively, a circled checkmark may be used in the margin.
(third-person singular simple present stets, present participle stetting, simple past and past participle stetted)
- The act of marking previously edited material “stet" to indicate that something previously marked for change should remain as is.
- Stet that colon.
From the Latin stet (“let it stand").