ss

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abbreviation (1)

1
scilicet
used in legal documents
2
[Latin semis] one half
3
single-stranded
typically used in combination
ssDNA

SS

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noun

: 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

SS

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abbreviation (2)

1
saints
2
Social Security
3
steamship

Word History

Etymology

Noun

German, abbreviation for Schutzstaffel, literally, protection echelon

First Known Use

Noun

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ss was in 1932

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Cite this Entry

“Ss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ss. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

one half
used in writing prescriptions

History and Etymology for ss

Latin semis

Legal Definition

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)

History and Etymology for ss

Latin scilicet that is to say

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