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scilicet

[ sil-uh-set ]
/ ˈsɪl əˌsɛt /
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adverb

to wit; namely.

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Origin of scilicet

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin scīlicet, short for scīre licet it is permitted to know
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scilicet
/ (ˈsɪlɪˌsɛt) /

adverb

namely; that is: used esp in explaining an obscure text or an ambiguity, or supplying a missing word

Word Origin for scilicet

Latin: shortened from scīre licet it is permitted to know
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