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Post by Archived Topic » Thu Feb 04, 1999 12:00 am

the word stet means let it be but do the letters stand for
something? s t e t abriviation? origin?
Submitted by keith h (portland - U.S.A.)
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Post by Jonathon Green » Sat Feb 06, 1999 8:00 am

Stet comes from Latin stet, 'let it stay'.
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