Definition of preteritive present in English:

preteritive present

adjective

Grammar
rare
  • = preterite-present.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From preteritive + present. In use as noun probably after post-classical Latin verba praeterito-praesentia.

Pronunciation

preteritive present

/prɪˌtɛrɪtɪv ˈprɛznt/