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pret•er•i•tion



Pronunciation: (pret"u-rish'un), [key]
n.
1. the act of passing by or over; omission; disregard.
2. Law.the passing over by a testator of an heir otherwise entitled to a portion.
3. Calvinistic Theol.the passing over by God of those not elected to salvation or eternal life.
4. Rhet.paralipsis.

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

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