to wit

to wit

adverb \tə-ˈwit\

Definition of TO WIT

:  that is to say :  namely

Examples of TO WIT

  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 of TO WIT

Middle English to witen, literally, to know — more at wit
First Known Use: 14th century


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