to wit

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adverb \tə-ˈwit\

Definition of to wit

  1. :  that is to say :  namely

Examples of to wit in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of to wit

Middle English to witen, literally, to know — more at wit


First Known Use: 14th century



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