verbverb pretermits, verb pretermitting, verb pretermitted[with object] archaic
1Omit to do or mention.
leave out, exclude, fail to include, except, shut out, leave off, take out, miss out, miss, fail to mention, pass over, drop, delete, cut, erase, eliminate, elide, expunge, rub out, cross out, strike out, dispense with
- ‘some points of conduct we advisedly pretermit’
2Abandon (a custom or continuous action) for a time.
- ‘the pleasant musical evenings were now entirely pretermitted’
Late 15th century from Latin praetermittere, from praeter ‘past, beyond’ + mittere ‘let go’.
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