Here is again clearly pointed out the final end to be arrived at, viz., that of perfect mental stability.
He knew of but one justification for the thing he said, viz., that it was the thing he thought.
In fact I have taken one thing for granted, viz., that he knows what it is to be dressed, and what undressed.
He gives as instances (so I suppose there are other cases) eleven species, viz., 3.
The average estimated yield of the cocoanuts, by the native process, is as follows, viz.:—250 large nuts give one cwt.
The object of the enjoyment of women is twofold, viz., pleasure and progeny.
viz., experimentally: since no one in this life can see a spirit.
These inventions are directed to the following points, viz.: 1.
The griffin is rarely borne in other than two positions, viz., passant and segreant.
And on the first opportunity he did get into tights, viz., as the brigand.
1530s, abbreviation of videlicet "that is to say, to wit, namely" (mid-15c.), from Latin videlicet, contraction of videre licet "it is permissible to see," from videre "to see" (see vision) + licet "it is allowed," third person singular present indicative of licere "be allowed" (see licence). The -z- is not a letter, but originally a twirl, representing the usual Medieval Latin shorthand symbol for the ending -et. "In reading aloud usually rendered by 'namely.' " [OED]