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- Omission; failure to do something.
- 1670, John Milton, “The [First] Book”, in The History of Britain, that Part Especially now Call’d England. […], London: […] J[ohn] M[acock] for James Allestry, […] , →OCLC, page 28:
- [T]wentie Kings in a continu'd row, that either did nothing, or liv'd in Ages that wrote nothing, at leaſt a foul pretermiſſion in the Author of this, whether Story or Fable; himſeelf wearie, as ſeems, of his own tedious Tale.
- Preterition; the act of passing over; paralipsis.