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Meaning of PRETERITION

Pronunciation:  `pretu'rishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
 

PRETERITION is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: paraleipsis, paralepsis, paralipsis
 
 See Also: rhetorical device

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre`ter*i"tion\ (?; 277), n. [L. praeteritio: cf.
F. pr['e]t['e]rition.]
1. The act of passing, or going past; the state of being
   past. --Bp. Hall.

2. (Rhet.) A figure by which, in pretending to pass over
   anything, a summary mention of it is made; as, ``I will
   not say, he is valiant, he is learned, he is just.''
   Called also {paraleipsis}.

3. (Law) The omission by a testator of some one of his heirs
   who is entitled to a portion. --Bouvier.

 

 

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