Pretermit Definition

pretermits, pretermitted, pretermitting
To leave out or leave undone; neglect or omit.
Webster's New World
To let pass unnoticed; overlook.
Webster's New World
To fail to do or include; omit.
American Heritage
To interrupt or terminate.
American Heritage

To intentionally disregard something, allow it to go unnoticed, or change the subject in response to someone's comment; to omit or fail to carry out something; to prematurely terminate or interrupt something.


Origin of Pretermit

  • Latin praetermittere praeter beyond preterite mittere to let go

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin praetermitto.

    From Wiktionary

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