v. stet·ted, stet·ting, stets
To direct that a letter, word, or other matter marked for omission or correction is to be retained. Used in the imperative.
To nullify (a correction or deletion) in printed matter.
[Latin, third person sing. present subjunctive of stāre, to stand; see stā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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