Definition of ss

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

SS

noun
\ ˌes-ˈes How to pronounce SS (audio) \

Definition of SS (Entry 2 of 3)

: 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

Definition of SS (Entry 3 of 3)

1 saints
2 Social Security
3 steamship

First Known Use of ss

Noun

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ss

Noun

German, abbreviation for Schutzstaffel, literally, protection echelon

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“Ss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ss. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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ss

abbreviation

Medical Definition of ss

one half used in writing prescriptions

History and Etymology for ss

Latin semis

ss

abbreviation

Legal Definition of ss

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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