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videlicet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv videlicet as follows
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Videlicet To wit; namely; -- often abbreviated to viz.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • videlicet To wit; that is; namely: abbreviated to vis., which is usually read ‘namely.’
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Videlicet vi-del′i-set to wit, that is, namely—generally Viz., and rendered 'namely.'
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., contr. fr. videre licet, literally, it is easy to see, one may or can see
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., for vidēre licet, it is permitted to see.

Usage

In literature:

Videlicet cetera vita eorum huic sceleri obstat.
"De Bello Catilinario et Jugurthino" by Caius Sallustii Crispi (Sallustius)
Huius nos virtutes per mundanum opus diffusas multis vocabulis invocamus, quoniam nomen eius cuncti proprium videlicet ignoramus.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
The second is my selfe, videlicet my selfe.
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" by William Shakespeare
Post mortem Lud regnauit Cassibellanus frater eius videlicet anno.
"A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483" by Anonymous
Videlicet, that there are sentences, which would be equally in their place both in verse and prose.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
Qui regni post se reliquit haeredes Frothi videlicet & Haldanum.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
VIDELICET (L.), to wit, namely; usually shortened into VIZ.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
Et sic dixit Johannes Roys tempore quo Domina Skales fuit apud Paston, videlicet ix.
"The Paston Letters, Volume II (of 6)"
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