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See also: praeterite



præterite (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete form of preterite.
    • 1865, Loyal Young, A Commentary on the Book of Ecclesiastes, Presbyterian Board of Publication; page 56:
      Prof. Stuart argues from the expression, “ I—was king,” &c, that Solomon was not the writer, because he thinks the præterite tense implies that he had ceased to be king; and Solomon continued to be king while he lived.