Meaning of preterition

pret•er•i•tion

Pronunciation: (pret"u-rish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of passing by or over; omission; disregard.
  2. the passing over by a testator of an heir otherwise entitled to a portion.
  3. the passing over by God of those not elected to salvation or eternal life.
  4. paralipsis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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