Meaning of STET in English


/stet/ , v. , stetted, stetting .


1. let it stand (used imperatively as a direction on a printer's proof, manuscript, or the like, to retain material previously cancelled, usually accompanied by a row of dots under or beside the material).


2. to mark (a manuscript, printer's proof, etc.) with the word "stet" or with dots as a direction to let cancelled material remain.

[ 1815-25; stet, pres. subj. 3rd pers. sing. of stare to STAND ]

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