Definition of preterperfect in English:

preterperfect

adjective

  • Grammar. Of a tense: denoting a completed state or action; perfect. Also occasionally used of the time indicated by a such a tense. Now rare.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Linacre (?1460–1524), humanist scholar and physician. From preter + perfect, after classical Latin praeteritum perfectum.

Pronunciation

preterperfect

/ˌpriːtəˈpəːfɪkt/