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to wit

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adverb \tə-ˈwit\

Definition of to wit

  1. :  that is to say :  namely



Examples of to wit in a sentence

  1. <if we keep spending money like it's water, we're sure to end up in the same place as it often does, to wit, down the drain>



Origin and Etymology of to wit

Middle English to witen, literally, to know — more at wit


First Known Use: 14th century


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