ss

abbreviation

Definition of ss

  1. 1 scilicet —used in legal documents

  2. 2 [Latin semis] one half


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noun \ˌes-ˈes\

Definition of SS

  1. :  a unit of Nazis created as bodyguard to Hitler and later expanded to take charge of intelligence, central security, policing action, and the mass extermination of those they considered inferior or undesirable

Origin and Etymology of ss

German, abbreviation for Schutzstaffel, literally, protection echelon


First Known Use: 1932


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SS

abbreviation

Definition of SS

  1. 1 saints

  2. 2 Social Security

  3. 3 steamship


Medical Dictionary

ss

abbreviation

Medical Definition of ss

  1. one half—used in writing prescriptions

Origin and Etymology of ss

Latin semis


Law Dictionary

ss

abbreviation

Legal Definition of ss

  1. specifically —used in the statement of venue which follows the caption of a legal document and especially between the name of the state and the particular subdivision (as county)

Origin and Etymology of ss

Latin scilicet that is to say


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