- that is to say; namely (used especially to introduce examples, details, etc.). Abbreviation: viz.
Related Words for videlicetespecially, expressly, particularly, scilicet, specially, specifically, i.e.
Examples from the Web for videlicet
Historical Examples of videlicet
Why do I wear breeches and a cocked hat—when I am abroad, videlicet?Dreamers of the Ghetto
Videlicet: in the troubled days of 1856 there was playing at the Sunderland theatre a comedian named Sam Johnson.Ellen Terry and Her Sisters
T. Edgar Pemberton
Then the Hon. Percival made a speech he half repented of later; videlicet, when he woke next morning.When Ghost Meets Ghost
William Frend De Morgan
Junii videlicet feria iiijta ante pentecosten inmediate post nonam erat terre motus magnus per totam Angliam.
Illa petiit quod Sabini in sinistris manibus gererent, videlicet aureos anulos et armillas.Selections from Viri Romae
Charles Franois L'Homond
- namely: used to specify items, examples, etcAbbreviation: viz
Word Origin for videlicet
Word Origin and History for videlicet
"namely, to wit," mid-15c., see viz.