pretermit

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From Latin praetermitto.

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pretermit (third-person singular simple present pretermits, present participle pretermitting, simple past and past participle pretermitted)

  1. 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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

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