Preterit

Definition of Preterit

Pret´er`it
a.1.(Gram.) Past; - applied to a tense which expresses an action or state as past.
2.Belonging wholly to the past; passed by.
Things and persons as thoroughly preterite as Romulus or Numa.
- Lowell.
n.1.(Gram.) The preterit; also, a word in the preterit tense.

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past, past tense, preterite
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