Pre`ter*i"tion(?; 277), n. [L. praeteritio: cf. F. prtrition.] 1. The act of passing, or going past; the state of being past. Bp. Hall.
(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
(Law) The omission by a testator of some one of his heirs who is entitled to a portion.
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