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Definition of "pretermit" []

  • To disregard intentionally or allow to pass unnoticed or unmentioned. (verb-transitive)
  • To fail to do or include; omit. (verb-transitive)
  • To interrupt or terminate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pretermit" in a sentence
  • ""pretermit" -- to use his own expression -- a narrative which he held essential to his fame."
  • "These incidents took place during Lent 1822; she would not pretermit her austerities, and fell into a decline that put her life in danger."
  • "Aboo Abdallah to defend his city; but as I do not wish to make a parade of my learning, or to write a costume novel, I shall pretermit any description of the city under its Moorish governors."