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Latin praetervectio, from praetervehere (to carry beyond).


pretervection (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) The act of carrying past or beyond.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Archbishop John Potter to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pretervection in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)