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Related to scilicet: videlicet
adv. Abbr. sc. or ss.
That is to say; namely.
[Middle English, from Latin scīlicet, contraction of scīre licet, it is permitted to know : scīre, to know; see skei- in Indo-European roots + licet, third person sing. of licēre, to be permitted.]
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namely; that is: used esp in explaining an obscure text or an ambiguity, or supplying a missing word
[Latin: shortened from scīre licet it is permitted to know]
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to wit; namely.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin scīlicet, appar. shortening of scīre licet it is permitted to know]
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