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videlicet

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adverb vi·de·li·cet \və-ˈde-lə-ˌset, vī-; vi-ˈdā-li-ˌket\

Definition of videlicet

  1. :  that is to say :  namely



Examples of videlicet

  1. <the meaning of the Constitution is determined by one—and only one—body, videlicet, the U.S. Supreme Court>



Origin of videlicet

Middle English, from Latin, from vidēre to see + licet it is permitted, from licēre to be permitted


First Known Use: 15th century


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