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See also: praeterition

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin praeteritiō, from praetereō (to omit).

NounEdit

preterition (countable and uncountable, plural preteritions)

  1. The act of passing by, disregarding or omitting.
  2. (rhetoric) Synonym of paralipsis
  3. (law) The failure of a testator to name a legal heir in his will.

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