verb (used without object), stetted, stetting.
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).
verb (used with object), stetted, stetting.
to mark (a manuscript, printer’s proof, etc.) with the word “stet” or with dots as a direction to let cancelled material remain.
a word or mark indicating that certain deleted typeset or written matter is to be retained Compare dele
verb stets, stetting, stetted
(transitive) to mark (matter to be retained) with a stet


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