Definition of stet in English:

stet

verbstets, 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).

    ‘I am discreetly edited out; and there is no one to write, stet!’
    1. 1.1with object Write the instruction ‘stet’ against (a marked alteration on a printed proof) to indicate that the alteration should be ignored.
      ‘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.’

noun

  • An instruction to ignore a marked alteration on a printed proof.

Origin

Latin, ‘let it stand’, from stare ‘to stand’.

Pronunciation

stet

/stɛt/