adverb sci·li·cet \ˈskē-li-ˌket; ˈsī-lə-ˌset, ˈsi-\

Definition of SCILICET

:  to wit, namely

Examples of SCILICET

  1. <the journal cites the spot, scilicet present-day Provincetown, as the location of the Pilgrims' first landfall>

Origin of SCILICET

Middle English, from Latin, surely, to wit, from scire to know + licet it is permitted, from licēre to be permitted — more at license
First Known Use: 14th century


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