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solus

[ saw-loos; English soh-luhs ]
/ ˈsɔ lʊs; English ˈsoʊ ləs /
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adjective Latin.

(referring to a man) alone; by oneself (used formerly in stage directions).

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British Dictionary definitions for solus

solus
/ (ˈsəʊləs) /

adjective

alone; separate
of or denoting the position of an advertising poster or press advertisement that is separated from competing advertisementsa solus position
of or denoting a retail outlet, such as a petrol station, that sells the products of one company exclusivelya solus site
feminine sola alone; by oneself (formerly used in stage directions)

Word Origin for solus

C17: from Latin sōlus alone
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