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pret•er•it



Pronunciation: (pret'ur-it), [key]
n. Gram.
1. past (def. 12).
2. a preterit tense.
3. a verb form in this tense.

adj.
1. Gram.noting a past action or state.
2. Archaic.bygone; past. Also,pret'er•ite.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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