v.intr. To direct that a word or statement be allowed to stand in its original, unrevised form. To let something stand in its original form.
v.tr. To overrule a "correction"
(From Latin, to et it stand, third person singular present subjunctive of stare; typesetters' / copy editors abbreviation to "uncorrect" a revision made in error. As typesetting becomes obsolete, alas, so probably will this powerful little word.)
Eyes filled with tears of joy the profligate wife stetted the divorce suit before it was finalized, throwing the document now confetti about her estranged husband's head.