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1    the act of passing over or omitting  
2      (Roman law)   the failure of a testator to name one of his children in his will, thus invalidating it  
3    (in Calvinist theology) the doctrine that God passed over or left unpredestined those not elected to final salvation  
     (C17: from Late Latin praeteritio a passing over)  
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