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From Middle English forleten (forsake, reject, renounce, omit, lose, forgive), from Old English forlǣtan (to abandon, forsake, reject, renounce, omit, lose, forgive), from Proto-Germanic *farlētaną (to leave, dismiss), equivalent to for- +‎ let. Cognate with Scots forleet (to forsake, abandon), West Frisian forlitte (to forlet), Dutch verlaten (to desert), German verlassen (to leave), Swedish förlåta (to excuse, forgive, remit).


forlet (third-person singular simple present forlets, present participle forletting, simple past and past participle forlet)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To abandon; give up; leave; leave behind; forsake; desert; neglect. [10th-17th c.]
    to forlet your sins
  2. (transitive, UK dialectal, Scotland) To forget.